Adriano Galliani was in Valencia today to talk with Villarreal for Mateo Musacchio but his hands remain tied as the Rossoneri wait for an influx of money.
Milan are trying to strengthen the squad of Vincenzo Montella but at the moment are lacking the cash to close deals.
Galliani was on Friday in Spain to discuss Mateo Musacchio with Villarreal as the Rossoneri are looking to sign the 25-year-old defender. An agreement wasn’t found and even though there is optimism, according to Di Marzio, that a deal can be reached, it’ll take a while longer.
As reported by Milan TV (new version of the Milan Channel) earlier on Friday, the club from Aldo Rossi 6 will not be able to close for Musacchio until one of two things happen: either the preliminary contract with the Chinese gets signed and the new investors deliver transfer market money to the club’s coffers (€50-100 million); or Carlos Bacca completes his €30 million move away from Milan.
The Diavolo have already accepted an offer from West Ham for Bacca but the player, who reportedly doesn’t fit Montella’s game-plan, has yet to accept their terms and said this week that he wants to play in the UCL. It’s believed that he’s waiting for Sevilla / Atletico Madrid to make a move for him.
Meanwhile the documents that need to be signed with the Chinese are almost ready but the date of the closing remains unclear and could be next week or on the last week of July. CCTV, Chinese’s government national TV, reported earlier today that Robin Li of Baidu has completed his $437m takeover for 70% of Milan but Fininvest, according to Milannews.it, deny the rumour.
The contacts between Milan and Villarreal will continue but as of right now, Galliani doesn’t have any money to spend to close deals. An agreement with the center back was found a while ago.