Tuesday July 3 2012
Milan 'would love to sign Carroll'

The son of Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has said he “would love to sign Andy Carroll” for a new, younger team.

The Rossoneri have released veterans such as Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Pippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta and Mark Van Bommel, aiming to lower the average age of the squad.

“This is another Milan, a younger Milan, and it’s right every now and then to change and start a new project,” said Piersilvio Berlusconi in the Corriere dello Sport.

“Who would I like to see at Milan? Well it’s too obvious to say Andres Iniesta, so let’s just say I was impressed with the physicality of England striker Carroll. I would love to sign him.”

Meanwhile, the club has snapped up Riccardo Montolivo on a free transfer from Fiorentina and resisted the PSG millions for Thiago Silva.

“Montolivo is a player with character and I like him. Keeping Thiago Silva at this moment of financial crisis in Italy shows an incredible passion for football.

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying and, like all artists, must be accepted for who he is.”