Galliani coy over Adebayor
Milan chief Adriano Galliani has refused to rule out the possibility of landing Emmanuel Adebayor.
Last Updated: 06/06/08 8:36am
Milan chief Adriano Galliani has refused to rule out the possibility of landing Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor.
The Rossoneri vice-president is in buoyant mood after sealing summer deals for the likes of Gianluca Zambrotta and Mathieu Flamini.
Milan also want a big-name striker this summer, and having seemingly cooled their interest in Ronaldinho, Didier Drogba and Adebayor have emerged as their top targets.
Drogba is also set to be a target for Internazionale with Jose Mourinho now installed at their helm, so Adebayor could be the option Galliani opts for.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has already admitted he would take Adebayor or Drogba, with a return for Andrei Shevchenko also a possibility.
On Adebayor, Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport: "There is a rule that states that you can't make a private agreement with a player who is under contract with another club.
"I don't know whether a new striker will arrive from England - we will see."
Adebayor, speaking in his homeland of Togo, also admitted he was quite open about what motivates him.
"If you move, it is about money. When we were young we played because we love the game and we were passionate about it. But now, when you reach this stage you are thinking about the Champions League and big things like that," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"Whenever I come back to my country people love me. If I didn't go to Europe for money, what else would it be for?
"If you gave me the option of playing beautiful football and winning nothing, or playing ugly and winning then obviously it would be the latter. You are judged on what you win.
"We play in a great team with a great manager, but we don't want to play beautiful football just to put smiles on the faces of the fans."
Reports in Italy suggest Galliani will lead a delegation to England on Tuesday when he will look to push ahead with a deal for one of their targets.
Meanwhile, Milan have confirmed that they have brought striker Marco Borriello back to the club after he enjoyed a fruitful season on loan at Genoa.
"We have brought back a striker in Marco Borriello who scored 19 goals last season and I don't think that is less important than a signing," Galliani added.
"Then we have brought home goalkeeper Christian Abbiati and purchased wing-back Gianluca Zambrotta and a great midfielder in Mathieu Flamini. Now we will see if we can achieve our objective of signing another great striker."