Galliani: Milan only have eyes for Adebayor

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani claimed Friday that Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is the only player they are trying to buy, despite the club being linked with a number of other names.

Milan have been linked with Samuel Eto'o, who has been told he can leave Barcelona by new coach Josep Guardiola, and Galliani has admitted their interest in Chelsea's Didier Drogba.

However Galliani told La Gazzetta dello Sport that Adebayor, a Togo international, remains their only real objective, despite the Gunners already rejecting a first offer.

"We are only in line for one transfer, that of Adebayor. There won't be any approach for Drogba or Eto'o," said Galliani. "We are talking only with Arsenal. At the moment the situation is this; either Adebayor comes or he doesn't. Either way I'm certain we can compete for the title.

"The player has a contract and for now the move is over. Arsenal have said no, but that doesn't mean we're out of the running. We've been doing everything we can to reopen negotiations. At the moment though I have a letter from Arsenal that says they are not ready to negotiate."

Galliani said regarding Eto'o: "... he is valued too highly by Barcelona and he is asking for too high a wage. Too much money. We can't go above a certain price. We would also like Drogba, but he is not for sale."

The Milan vice-president added that the club would make no attempt to bring either Adrian Mutu or Adriano Cassano to the San Siro. "He (Mutu) is a second striker and we already have Pato. As for Cassano it is absolutely not true because he's also a second striker."

The Romania forward, who scored 17 goals for Fiorentina in 2007-08, is considering a new contract offer since his team were eliminated from EURO 2008.

Mutu has regularly stated his desire to remain in Florence and the club is optimistic that the 29 year-old will give the club a boost before the start their UEFA Champions League qualification matches.