Milan focus on Luis Fabiano
AC Milan have pulled out of the race to sign Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and will instead focus their efforts on Sevilla forward Luis Fabiano.
I Rossoneri revealed earlier this week that offers had been made for both Huntelaar and Fabiano, both of whom have also been linked with Manchester United. However, Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has now confirmed the club have ducked out of the race to sign Dutchman Huntelaar, who is deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu following the arrivals of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.
Galliani admitted luring Brazil international Luis Fabiano to the San Siro will be no easy task, with the 28-year-old's buy-out clause set at €30 million. "Several million euros separate us from him," Galliani continued. "The difference is still there and there's little to say with the exception that we need to reach an agreement on the transfer figure."
Luis Fabiano, top goalscorer at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa, is under contract at Sevilla for two further seasons.
Galliani confirmed that once Milan sign a striker, their summer transfer dealings will be completed. American defender Oguchi Onyewu has so far been the only new arrival at the club since the transfer window re-opened.