San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza)

Next Game

AC Milan v Parma

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza)

Last Game

AC Milan 0 - 1 Lazio

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Coppa Italia Semi-Final

Galliani: Milan will sell

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has said that despite a summer of selling they will have to continue to trim their squad.

Last Updated: 28/11/12 at 14:53 Post Comment

Adriano Galliani: Milan will continue to be a selling club in the upcoming trans

Adriano Galliani: Milan will continue to be a selling club in the upcoming trans

Milan were forced to sell big-name players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris St Germain this summer, but Galliani insists that trend will have to continue.

An abysmal start to the domestic campaign sees the Rossoneri sit ninth in Serie A and, despite an encouraging 1-0 victory over leaders Juventus, they sit 14 points adrift of top spot.

The seven-time European champions lost the spine of their squad over the summer but have still managed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

"I suffered a lot from the sale of Ibrahimovic but the economic situation in this country is what it is," Galliani told www.acmilan.it.

"Ibra was a great player but a luxury we could no longer afford."

It is not all doom and gloom at the San Siro as the departure of Ibrahimovic has allowed young forward Stephan El Shaarawy to excel, scoring 10 league goals already this season.

"With Ibra in the side El Shaarawy may not have scored so many goals," added Galliani.

As the January window approaches, CEO Galliani has stated that Milan, owned by former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, are firmly in the selling market.

He explained: "We have 23-30 players. First we must sell then we can buy, when we have reduced the squad size.

"We have some players who want to leave, not many, and others who we had already sold but didn't accept the offers because they like it here at Milan.

"I have to thank president Berlusconi because for the last 26 years he has allowed Milan to eat and drink caviar and champagne."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company