Friday July 5 2013
Balotelli: Milan need reinforcements

Mario Balotelli believes that Milan have to reinforce the squad this summer if they are to challenge in the Champions League.

The Rossoneri have so far failed to make any notable purchases over the summer, with only Colombian youngster Jherson Vergara joining.

And the striker has insisted that his side have to get a more high-profile name into the club – like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“We are strong, but to compete at a European level we need reinforcements,” he told Sport Mediaset.

“I would like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“I told Tevez to come to Milan, but he obviously did not listen.”

The Italy international then commented on Stephan El Shaarawy's future with the San Siro side.

“I sent a message to Stephan and asked him how the meeting with Mr. Galliani went.

“He told me that he would stay, and I told him that he did well.

“Milan are a team that I have in my heart – it is a great club with a huge fan-base.”