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Rossoneri chief Adriano Galliani has revealed that the club was unwilling to meet PSV's 20 million euro valuation and ruled out signing a striker this summer

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has suggested that the club could not afford to pay the 20 million euros that Roma splashed out for Kevin Strootman this summer.

The Dutch midfielder, 23, sealed a deal to join the Giallorossi on Wednesday on a five-year contract from PSV.

Galliani admits that Milan was pursuing Strootman but claims that his side was not willing to offer up the eight-figure sum for the 23-year-old.

"Strootman is a very strong player who we had tracked for a while, but we did not have €20m for a player like him," the Rossoneri vice-president told Sky Sport.

"Roma did a great deal, though, as he is a player of the very highest level."

With the likes of Mario Balotelli, Giampaolo Pazzini, Stephan El Shaarawy and Robinho available in attack, Galliani also ruled out any summer moves for additional forwards.

“We are not looking for any strikers, because we already have players like Giampaolo Pazzini in the squad," he added.