Tuesday, 2 August 2011
AC Milan to Swoop for Balotelli and Aquilani
AC Milan could make a double Premier League swoop as they line up bids for Mario Balotelli and Alberto Aquilani, according to reports in Italy. The Italian giants are looking to spend having won the Serie A title last season and have set their sights on two Italians who have failed to settle in England. Manchester City frontman Balotelli, who has long been linked with a return to the San Siro having played for city rivals Inter, admitted at the weekend that he had failed to settle in Manchester. And Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that AC Milan will step up their interest in the 20-year-old, with vice-president Adriano Galliani saying: “We will see what happens.” If the move does go through then Balotelli could be joined at the San Siro by Liverpool outcast Aquilani. The midfielder has disappointed since Rafael Benitez spent £20m to bring him to Anfield, and he was allowed to join Juventus on loan last summer. Juventus declined to make the move permanent and a proposed switch to Fiorentina also fell through, but AC Milan could offer him a route back to Italy for a fee of just £5.5m plus add-ons. “It is necessary to look at the details, but for the player, having an opportunity to join a large team would be very attractive,” Aquilani’s agent, Franco Zavaglia, told Radio Radio.