Milan's vice-president Adriano Galliani has told Rossoneri fans to prepare themselves for a new kind of transfer market this year.
After Italy’s disastrous week in the Champions League, he argued it was more to do with economic factors, and particularly the ownership of stadiums, than anything else.
Now, Galliani, who was arriving for an informal league meeting, has warned Milan fans that this summer’s shopping spree is going to be unique.
“There are going to be lots of swaps and exchange of players, rather than cash,” he began, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
“Some clubs can still afford to put a lot of money down, but many can’t, I am sure of it.”
On the possibility of buying a new custodian after Christian Abbiati’s injury, Milan’s No.2 said, “We will not be buying a ‘keeper, in the past we won the World Club Cup and Champions League with [Nelson] Dida and [Zeljko] Kalac, so they will do fine while we wait for Abbiati.”
Milan are currently refusing to talk about their city rivals, and so when journalists asked if Nerazzurri full-back Maxwell was a target, Galliani answered, “I do not want to speak about Inter or any of their players.”
Simone Finaldi, Goal.com