Thursday, May 25, 2017

Milan claim Robinho and Pato not for sale

AC Milan have moved to reject speculation that Robinho and Alexandre Pato will leave the club in the January transfer window.

The two Brazilians have been heavily tipped with a January exit from San Siro after scoring just one goal between them in Serie A this season.

Robinho was linked with a return to Santos, whereas Alexandre Pato was believed to be nearing a switch to Parc des Princes.

Nevertheless, Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists that neither of the two forwards will be placed on the transfer list.

“Santos may be interested in Robinho, but it is not our intention to sell,” Galliani told reporters on Monday.

“There are no offers for any of our players at this point in time. I think that Pato is on the mend and everything has been cleared up with his agent.”

Milan chief also commented on rumours linking the Rossoneri with a move for Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli.

“Balotelli? It’s a sentimental matter, but enough of this. We’d have to get down to 26-27 players for him to arrive because there really are too many of us. If five don’t go, there will be no new signings.”

Back to back wins over Juventus and Catania saw Milan climb to seventh in the Serie A standings.

However, the Rossoneri are still 14 points behind leaders Juventus and 10 points adrift of Champions League places.

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