Sunday June 17 2018
Mirabelli: 'No false promises'

Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli warned not to “take fans for a ride or make false promises” with Alvaro Morata rumours.

The Rossoneri continue to be linked with various top players, but the Financial Fair Play ruling could inflict a fine, limit the squad or even see them excluded from the Europa League.

“We will have a careful and contained approach to the market that respects the rules,” Mirabelli told Sky Sport Italia.

“There are many players watched by other clubs, but we’ll work to ensure they stay at Milan. We have the youngest squad in Italy, a heritage we must continue to reinforce so we can take Milan as high as possible.”

Chelsea striker Morata has been repeatedly mentioned as a target, but a year after he was paid €66m, it seems a difficult operation to achieve.

“Making names now is superfluous and feels like taking our fans for a ride. We have to wait for the UEFA parameters, then we’ll know what we can do for a transfer strategy that isn’t going mad, but adjusting the existing squad.

“We also have Andrea Conti back from injury and he’ll be the first reinforcement.”

Mirabelli was also asked about Marouane Fellaini, who will be a free agent from Manchester United, and a potential loan for Dani Ceballos.

“They are all fine players, but we have fine players already. We must be careful not to make false promises or take anyone for a ride. Let’s relax.

“We have a President who deserves more respect, because he always fulfilled his obligations. We can only say that even today Milan have the aura to attract all great players and are seen with great respect and fondness.”

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