Thursday June 21 2012
Milan eye Van Bommel clone

Milan have dismissed fresh links with Kaka and Mario Balotelli by declaring that they need a new defensive midfielder.

“I have many dreams, but seeing Balotelli at Milan will most likely remain just that,” Vice-President Adriano Galliani stated to Sky Sport Italia.

“As for Kaka, I see his return to San Siro as impossible. They have different tax laws in Spain and we can’t compete with their salaries.”

While ruling out bids for the Manchester City and Real Madrid players, Galliani also insisted that striker Robinho will stay.

“In order to complete our squad, we are missing a midfielder who can play in front of the defence,” Galliani added. “Kevin Constant was signed yesterday from Genoa to replace the injured Sulley Muntari.”

The Diavolo are thus looking for a direct Mark Van Bommel replacement after he opted to return to PSV Eindhoven.

“Our objective for the season ahead is to win the Italian championship and go as far as possible in the Champions League,” the official added.

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