Galliani: Boateng and Abate are going nowhere

The CEO of AC Milan has said that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Ignazio Abate, will remain at the club after the window closes despite transfer speculation surrounding the two players

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has stated that players Kevin-Prince Boateng and Ignazio Abate will not be leaving the club in January transfer window.

There has been much speculation about a possible exit for Abate and Boateng but the Italian has made it clear both players will stay at the club.

“Kevin-Prince Boateng is going nowhere. We want Francesco Lodi, have no interest in Maarten Stekelenburg, while we rejected Zenit’s offer for Ignazio Abate,” the CEO told Sky Sport Italia.

“Boateng is a part of the present and the future of Milan. Galatasaray were here to talk to us for different reasons.

“Nobody has asked us for Boateng and if an offer were to come in, we would say no.”

The Turkish champions were also linked with a move for Luca Antonini, while the Rossoneri were reportedly after Parma defender Cristian Zaccardo, but Galliani feels it is unlikely that any full-backs will be leaving from Milan despite the interest from Zenit St Petersburg for Abate.

He added: “I don’t think Abate and Antonini will leave. Zenit made an offer for Abate, but we rejected it. Cristian Zaccardo from Parma? Zaccardo will absolutely not join Milan.”