AS EXPECTED, Paris Saint-Germain have told Milan they have no interest loaning the Argentina man.
Milan are need for reinforcements in midfield due to the poor performances of Kevin-Prince Boateng and the injury of Nigel De Jong and in the last days it was suggested that Milan are interested in Javier Pastore.
The former Palermo man has always been liked by the management of the Rossoneri and has found limited success this year under Carlo Ancelotti so Milan reportedly asked Paris SG to take him on loan.
According to today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, after a meeting between Ancelotti and Psg President Nasser Al Khalifa, Milan received a negative answer regarding the option to loan the 23-year-old international attacking midfielder. It appears that now El Flaco is no longer an option and Milan will look elsewhere.
Gazzetta also claims that Milan are thinking about Kevin Strootman as a replacement for De Jong. Milan have been scouting him for a long time and could make a move for him this January – though his agent claims he’s never heard from Milan: “I’ve not had contact with Galliani or with Milan or with any Serie A club,” Chiel Dekker said. “In Italy they continue to write of team’s interest but in reality there’s nothing.”
Milan were linked with Daniele De Rossi yesterday but Adriano Galliani says it is certainly not an option and did his regular talking of ‘we are fine as we are’, claiming no midfielders will come or go in January.
“De Rossi and Sissoko? No, we’ll remain as we are. De Rossi is impossible. We’ll keep our midfielders, and De Jong will be replaced by one of our own players,” Galliani said. “I swear that El Shaarawy will stay at Milan. I have already asked Berlusconi to come to Milanello on Saturday ahead of Pescara game.”
While one should never take Galliani’s words too seriously, it also seems unlikely that Milan will make a big signing in January – unless President Silvio Berlusconi intends to give the fans another ‘gift’…