Friday May 20 2011
Boateng '90 per cent' staying at Milan

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi is “90 per cent” sure Kevin-Prince Boateng will stay at Milan and admits Diego Milito won't be returning either.

The Grifone signed Boateng from Portsmouth in the summer to then immediately loan him to the Rossoneri, but details of a permanent transfer are still up in the air.

“We'll meet with Adriano Galliani on Tuesday. If we don't resolve it then, it means we have serious problems,” explained Preziosi.

“If I have to give a percentage, then I'd say I'm 90 per cent sure the matter will be closed on Tuesday. I'll be glad for this soap opera to end, as I frankly don't think it's a major problem.”

There are several loan and co-ownership deals in these negotiations, including goalkeeper Marco Amelia and striker Alberto Paloschi.

“The situation is a little complicated, as it involves eight players and not just Boateng. I hope we don't get into an argument, but the friendship between the clubs should ensure a conciliatory position all round.

“Genoa will make their requests for Amelia, who is not a part of our plans. There is an agreement with Milan, we have already looked elsewhere, so we hope the promises are kept.”

Preziosi also commented on reported talks with Inter forward Milito, who has been linked with a return to Genoa after a disappointing campaign.

“He will be a protagonist at Inter again, because he wants to make up for this season.”

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