Galliani: AC Milan will buy in January

The 69-year-old is determined to strengthen the squad in the next transfer window but maintains their season can still prove successful despite their inauspicious start
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has vowed to strengthen the side during the January transfer window, though he insists their season is by no means a write-off just yet.

The Rossoneri have managed just eight points from their opening seven games in Serie A, with injuries blighting the early part of their campaign.

However, Galliani has stressed there is no reason to panic given the reversal of fortunes the side enjoyed in the second half of 2012-13.

Speaking to reporters after the announcement of a new lucrative sponsorship deal with Adidas, he said: "I'm sure we will strengthen. Someone will come, but I have no idea what nationality these arrivals will be.

"We've just finished the summer market. Milan's intention now is to recover the big players who are injured and look for further engagement in the January transfer window.

"In football, results count. If things are not going well, you have to shut up; when things are going good, you can speak.

"In sport, there are always fears, and by definition it is cyclical. We hope to repeat the path of last year.

"Milan's season is not as bad as it looks. Our goal was to reach the Champions League group stages. We will try to recapture our place for the upcoming season.

"Over the past three years we have won the Scudetto and we were on top [in 2011-12] until an injury to Thiago Silva. I learned not to get depressed when you lose and not get too excited when you win."