Galliani: I never promised Cassano anything

The Milan director has reacted to the flamboyant attacker's statements, and has insisted that he never promised the forward an improved deal.
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has hit back at Inter attacker Antonio Cassano following the latter's accusations that he did not keep his promise to offer the Italy international a new and improved deal.

Cassano left the Rossoneri for their arch-rival last week in a player-exchange deal also involving Giampaolo Pazzini, and stated that Galliani's behaviour was one of the main reasons for his exit after completing his move to the Nerazzurri.

Nevertheless, the Milan director has insisted that he never promised the attacker anything.

"Cassano? It's the first time that such a thing happens to me, and I also hope that it's the last time. I will only say that if I had made a promise then I would have kept it," Galliani stated to Sky Sport Italia.

"I've never made any promises when it comes to extending contracts. Especially not if we were in 2011 and then to extend a contract that doesn't expire until 2014. I wouldn't do that. Anyone can understand wherein the truth lies, but I don't want to make further comments."

Cassano made his official Inter debut in the 3-0 win over Pescara on Sunday, and provided the assist for Diego Milito's strike.

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