Sunday August 19 2012
Galliani confirms Cassano-Inter talks

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has confirmed “there are negotiations in place” with Inter for Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini.

“There are two weeks left in the market, we’ll see what happens,” said the transfer guru after tonight’s 3-2 Trofeo Berlusconi defeat to Juventus.

Cassano had been expected to play, but was not even at San Siro for the match, instead reportedly at his home in Genoa as talks gain momentum for his exchange with Inter striker Pazzini.

“We’ll talk with the President and the Coach, consider things and then make a decision,” continued Galliani.

“There are negotiations in place, there is no doubt about that, and we will see. As with all negotiations, they can conclude positively or negatively. I will not deny something is stirring. It was Cassano who requested a transfer.”

President Silvio Berlusconi was also at the match and was asked about the Cassano-Pazzini exchange.

“I know nothing about it,” he smiled.

There are conflicting reports on what the transfer involves, as some have claimed Milan would have to hand over Cassano plus €5-10m cash in order to get the younger Pazzini.

FantAntonio is eager to leave the Rossoneri after becoming frustrated at the sales of stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.

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