Galliani Admits Samuel Eto'o Interests AC Milan

The Rossoneri powerbroker has stated that the Blaugrana forward remains in their thoughts as they search for a new signing...
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has been discussing the Rossoneri’s striking options, and admits that Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o remains an alternative should their prime transfer targets fail to materialise.

Over the weekend Milan saw bids for Real Madrid’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano rejected as they step up their efforts to spend some of the funds accumulated through the sale of Kaka.

In statements to the club’s website, Galliani admitted that those two individuals remain their priority, but a certain Spanish side has made concluding a deal difficult.
“In this market, Milan wants [Klaas-Jan] Huntelaar and [Luis] Fabiano,” he said, adding, “But the market is locked because of Real Madrid’s spending, and prices have doubled.”

Despite his complaints, the 64-year old believes Eto’o is still a player that the club hold in high regard, but is concerned his wage demands and transfer fee could prove to be a stumbling block.

“[Samuel] Eto’o? We cannot deny our interest,” he said, adding, “Eto’o is an important player who wants to be paid a lot of money. We need to balance the books, because we are a company.”

The Cameroon international has been consistently linked with a move away from Camp Nou and his contract with the Blaugrana expires in the summer of 2010.

Paul Macdonald,