Friday May 20 2011
Galliani talks stars, transfers and Mr X

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has discussed transfers and spoken of his desire to beat Inter to a second Scudetto star, in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Rossoneri official was questioned on numerous topics following the club's Scudetto success this term.

"We have to get the second star before Inter," he remarked. "This Scudetto was important because it put a stop to Inter after their five in a row."

A gold star placed on the jersey of Italian clubs represents 10 Serie A titles. Juve have two stars already, but Inter and Milan have just one thanks to their 18 Scudetti.

The Rossoneri comfortably took the championship after hiring Massimiliano Allegri as their Coach following the departure of Leonardo.

"The Coach has been very good," Galliani added. "However, the credit goes to owner Silvio Berlusconi.

"He allowed us to spend when we signed Robinho without the certainty that we would then sell Marco Borriello [to Roma].

"I did well to get Kevin Prince Boateng [from Genoa] and one night I thought about Mark Van Bommel. Bayern Munich did us a favour by releasing him for nothing in January."

When asked about future buys, Galliani ruled out swoops for Real Madrid's Kaka and Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs.

"Kaka won't return because Milan can't sign him and Real can't loan him to us as he'd pay more tax when he returned to Spain. I love him madly, but it is impossible to get him.

"Van Der Vaart? Allegri wants a more combative player – we don't know why, but we always agree.

"For example, we agree on Ganso. We need a dynamic player as the classical No 10 doesn't work hard enough.

"We won't sign anyone in Italy. Our Mister X, a left-sided midfielder like Udinese's Kwadwo Asamoah, will be signed from abroad. We can't get Asamoah as there is no dialogues between the two clubs."

"We'll buy just one player, two if Clarence Seedorf leaves."

Milan have also been linked with the Cagliari trio of goalkeeper Federico Marchetti, Andrea Lazzari and Davide Astori.

"Marchetti depends on the future of Marco Amelia. We won't sign Lazzari, but Astori could come back."

Amelia is currently on loan from Genoa.