Wednesday August 28 2013
Milan: Ljajic? No hard feelings

Milan have accepted defeat in their pursuit of Adem Ljajic after he agreed to join Roma from Fiorentina.

The Rossoneri did make a bid for the Serbian youngster who had less than a year left on his contract in Tuscany, but he’s been sold to the capital club instead.

“There are no hard feelings or any controversy,” Galliani stated to TMW on Wednesday. “There is not too much to say about it to be honest.

“The simple truth is that Fiorentina decided to consider an offer from another club and not our bid. That’s what happens in the transfer market.”

The forward, still just 21, arrived in Rome this morning ahead of his medical with the Stadio Olimpico outfit.

Milan could now make a move to sign Juventus forward Alessandro Matri if they qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.

The Diavolo take on PSV tonight at San Siro in their preliminary round tie. The first leg ended 1-1 in Holland last week.

“Will Matri be cheering us on tonight? I hope so,” Galliani responded. “As he grew up in our youth system.”