Friday June 15 2012
Milan go on a transfer diet

Adriano Galliani has revealed Milan’s transfer plans for the summer after the club opted to reject Paris Saint-Germain’s bid for Thiago Silva.

The Diavolo informed the French outfit last night that the Brazilian would stay at San Siro after President Silvio Berlusconi decided against cashing in on him.

“We’re happy,” Galliani told Radio Sportiva on Friday. “I’ve already said that Berlusconi was heroic for resisting more than €40m in the knowledge that the accounts are in the red and he’ll now have to balance things out himself.

“The decision was made last night. The President took a couple of days to think about it, but he made the choice on his own. We won’t sell anyone and that includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”

It is the second time in six months that PSG have tried and failed to sign a Brazilian from the San Siro giants.

“With Alexandre Pato there was a triangle with Manchester City for Carlos Tevez,” the official continued.

“This time we were talking about selling a player for a record fee for a defender. They were two different negotiations.

“Now we had to simply decide whether or not to sell the best defender in the world.”

Milan are one of numerous clubs feeling the pinch in these difficult financial times and Galliani has warned fans to not expect a busy summer in the market.

“We’ll bring in a fifth centre-back,” he revealed. “If Genoa sign Chievo’s half share in Francesco Acerbi then it will be him.

“We’ll get a midfielder too or keep Mathieu Flamini or Alberto Aquilani. We are fine in attack.”

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