Rome: AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has stated that if the Serie A giants fail to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City during January, they will not make further additions to their striking unit over the course of the month.
The Rossoneri are prepared to play a waiting game with the Argentine striker, as Galliani indicated that they are willing to wait for the 27-year-old until January 31, the final day of the transfer window, despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Additionally, he confessed that the move is being made to provide cover for Antonio Cassano, who is presently recovering from illness suffered in the autumn.
“It’s a difficult time economically, but we’ll try to give our fans a Christmas gift,” he said before stating that such a present will not be forward Maxi Lopez of Catania.
“Maxi Lopez? I told Tevez to wait until the end of the market. So if he does not arrive we will remain the same.”
“I think Tevez will suffice, because if Cassano had not had his problems, we would not be in the market.”
Galliano also spoke of coach Massimiliano Allegri, whose present deal runs out at the end of the campaign. Nevertheless, the director is confident 44-year-old will sign an extension.
“Massimiliano wants to stay with us and we want him to stay,” he mused. “So no doubt we will find an agreement.”
Milan have finished 2011 top of the standings, level on 34 points with Juventus.
First Published: Sunday, December 25, 2011, 08:55