Thursday January 26 2012
'Tevez, Maxi want Milan at any cost'

As Maxi Lopez was spotted in the stands, Adriano Galliani confirms the 18.00 Friday deadline for Carlos Tevez. “Both want Milan at any cost.”

The club has made it clear that either Catania striker Lopez or Manchester City’s want-away Tevez will be signed over the January transfer window.

“By tomorrow at 19.00 (18.00 UK time), we will deposit a contract with the Lega,” declared the Vice-President on Milan Channel after tonight's 3-1 Coppa Italia victory against Lazio.

“A clue? I’ll tell you our new striker will be from Argentina and his surname ends with a ‘z’...

“Maxi Lopez is a marvellous lad and I don’t know what to say, as the next 24 hours are an enigma for me too.
“It is a new thing for us, locking down a player for several days, but whatever happens Maxi will be a Milan player in July. It is his dream to come and play for us.”

Galliani has made it clear that Tevez is the first choice, but Manchester City are still standing firm on refusing a loan move.

“Both Tevez and Lopez care very much about Milan and want to come here at any cost, so that is pleasing. Catania were very understanding about the situation, more so than other clubs, but we’ll only talk about that when this is all over.”