Tuesday May 19 2015
Galliani: ‘Big transfer campaign’

Milan’s joint-CEO Adriano Galliani has promised a ‘big transfer campaign’ this summer, and congratulates Juventus.

The Rossoneri are 11th in Serie A, closer to bottom-of-the-table Parma than to champions Juve.

“There will be a big transfer campaign, absolutely,” Galliani assured, speaking to assembled media at the Football Heroes exhibition.

“When you have the prestige which Milan does, it’s easy to start again. Juventus [who finished seventh twice in a row before winning the Scudetto] are the example of that.

“In 1998 we finished 11th, and in 1999 we won the Scudetto. We have the desire to get back to the top.

“We’re full of desire and good intentions for the next transfer campaign. We’ve suffered badly this year, so hopefully Milan can come back.

“In 10 years we made three Champions League finals - two of which we won - a semi-final and a quarter-final. I hope we can return to those levels.”

While the Diavolo are toiling in the lower half of the table, Juventus are in the Champions League final.

The club was close to completing a deal for Carlos Tevez, while Andrea Pirlo was allowed to leave on a free transfer. Does it hurt to see those players in the final?

“You can’t fix the past, we look forward, we’re looking to the future. I’m happy for the two of them, and I’m happy for Juventus.

“In the European competitions, those who play and win - as we have done more times than any other - bring home important [coefficient] points for all the other Italian clubs.”