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Saturday June 29 2013
Galliani 'will speak to El Shaarawy'

Milan chief Adriano Galliani confirms he’ll meet Stephan El Shaarawy on Tuesday and believes Italy would’ve beaten Spain with Mario Balotelli.

There are continuing rumours that the Rossoneri want to sell El Shaarawy to Fiorentina for Adem Ljajic or Stevan Jovetic.

“I will see El Shaarawy on Tuesday,” Vice-President Galliani told Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.

As for Balotelli, he returned from international duty at the Confederations Cup with a thigh injury, so missed the semi-final with Spain.

“With Mario we certainly would’ve scored one more penalty in the shoot-out, so at this stage we could’ve been in the Final.

“I spoke to Mario and he is feeling better after treatment, as confirmed by the medical staff. In a few more days he can go on vacation.”

Galliani has been adamant that Milan won’t be signing any more players until they have whittled down their squad, as figures like Robinho and Mathieu Flamini are in limbo.

“If Flamini goes, will Andrea Poli arrive? No, we have too many players. First we must sell and only then buy.

“We are talking to Sampdoria, but at the moment nothing is decided with Poli.”

The Vice-President was also asked about news Indonesian magnate Erick Thohir will buy up 40 per cent of Inter’s shares.

“I don’t know what will happen with Inter, but Milan will certainly continue with the President who made this club the most successful in the world.”

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