AC Milan have been linked with a move for Carlos Tevez for a long time, but it appears that the Argentine may not come to the San Siro in this summer according to the vice president of the club.
Adriano Galliani has stated that the transfer demands of Manchester City for their striker Tevez means that they will be unlikely to afford him. The only way of AC Milan meeting the transfer requirements will be to sell one of their strikers. Tevez is being seen as the replacement for Robinho, who is widely linked with a return to Brazil with Santos.
This would leave AC Milan with Mario Balotelli and Cassano as the major strikers at the club. The club has also been linked with a move for the former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in recent weeks.
However, budget constraints meant that they will not be able to get both of these players. After struggling with form during the early part of last season, Milan managed a stunning comeback in the second half to finish in the top three positions. This has ensured that the chance to play in the group stages of the Champions League, which will be worth in excess of £ 30 million in revenue alone.
“Tevez is not a transfer target for us. Before we will try to bring in new players, we will have to sell some of our own players first. It’s not a financial problem, but has to do with the amount of attackers we already have. At the moment, we already have seven players for just three positions. Our big transfer coup came in January when we signed Mario Balotelli from City. We will see if anything else happens,” said Galliani. Milan are now expected to turn their attention to other targets after failing to get Tevez.