Adriano Galliani has thanked Genoa for giving Milan Kevin Constant and Francesco Acerbi, but confirmed Mathieu Flamini has left the club.
The Rossoneri announced several major moves today, as they signed Acerbi on a co-ownership deal with Genoa and took midfielder Constant on loan with an option to buy.
“I think Acerbi is an excellent centre-back who can improve further. We snapped Constant up like a shot once he was offered and President Enrico Preziosi was very nice about it,” Vice-President Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
“We already wanted to sign Constant last year, so agreeing with Coach Massimiliano Allegri we decided to get him when we found out about Sulley Muntari’s injury.”
The Ghana international underwent surgery today for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his knee and will be out for five to six months.
“It was a bad injury. I’ve never seen this before, a player wrecking a cruciate ligament when on vacation.”
Galliani also confirmed Milan have closed the door on contract renegotiations with Flamini.
“The deadline has passed and we told his lawyer we won’t be waiting any more. We’ll bring in a new midfielder by August 31. It could be Alberto Aquilani or someone else, as he is a Liverpool player and we’re not in talks with them.
“A striker? We have five forwards, so there’s no need to even consider bringing in another striker.”
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