Chelsea's Carlo Ancelotti & Milan's Adriano Galliani Discuss Andrea Pirlo – Report

A high-powered meeting took place on Thursday, in which Ancelotti tried to bargain for Pirlo, according to reports in Italy...
Chelsea are pushing for Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo, and Blues coach Carlo Ancelotti and Rossoneri chief Adriano Galliani spoke about the deal over dinner, according to Tuttosport.

The report claims the men met at a Milanese restaurant alongside Rossoneri sporting director Ariedo Braida on Thursday night, and it is suggested the three men spoke about the possibility of Pirlo moving to Chelsea.

Chelsea are ready to offer Milan €15 million for the Italian international, however, the Via Turati club want no less than €25m.

Voices suggest the early talks are expected to progress further as Milan are already looking at alternatives for Pirlo. The Italian press have claimed Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas and Lazio's Cristian Ledesma are wanted men at the San Siro. Cesc has, however, already pledged his allegiance to the Gunners, making him an unlikely purchase.

While speculation surrounding Pirlo is rife, Galliani spoke about balancing the books on Friday, just days after president Silvio Berlusconi bemoaned high player wages, including Pirlo's.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com