Tuesday May 3 2011
Milan won't stop spending

Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has promised the fans that he will continue to invest in the Rossoneri.

Milan have become the most successful club in the world – in terms of trophies won – thanks to the Italian Prime Minister's money and he's ready to get his chequebook out yet again.

"My family has invested an average of €50m a season in Milan," he said. "That figure was €70m last year and I promise to continue with my costly habit of giving gifts to the Milan fans."

Berlusconi caused a stir last month when he claimed that he'd like to sign Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, but he now admits that may not be possible.

"Everyone likes Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, but the Spanish game is rich and has different tax laws," he added.

"As a result, it is hard to get into a bidding war with Spanish clubs for the greatest players."

Turning to this season, Berlusconi did compliment boss Massimiliano Allegri before offering him a bit of tactical advice.

"He can continue our tradition of great Coaches," added the politician. "He has great technical and human qualities to achieve great results.

"I've seen some good play this season, but not ball possession. There needs to be specific training on this.

"When I coached the kids we won all the tournaments and on occasions we passed the ball 20 times in a row.

"It's not true that the fans don't like it."