Parma deny Gilardino deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Parma have denied that Alberto Gilardino's move to Milan is done and dusted.Parma chief officer Luca Baraldi has denied that Alberto Gilardino's move to Milan is done and dusted.
The electric 22-year-old has been widely expected to move to Carlo Ancelotti's side after another fantastic season in Serie A.
Gilardino scored 24 league goals, including a vital strike to keep Gialloblu in the top flight in the relegation play-off with Bologna, on way to cementing his place as one of Europe's hottest prospects.
After stating that he is keen to remain to Italy to enhance his chances of making the Azzurri squad for the World Cup finals it was anticipated that he was close to wrapping up a move to The Rossoneri.
However, Baraldi has now revealed that he is not expecting a conclusion to the saga on Wednesday, and appeared to leave the door open to further suitors Chelsea and Real Madrid.
"It's not possible that tomorrow we would be able to define everything about Gilardino," said Baraldi.
"Milan are interested in the player, so are other clubs."
After seeing off Bologna 2-1 in midweek Gialloblu are now turning their attentions to a busy summer in the transfer market.
Star shot-stopper Sebastian Frey has recently been linked with a move to Fiorentina, whilst Baraldi admitted to have an interest in Brescia star Andrea Caracciolo - although his reported é¼12 million price tag could prove prohibitive.
"Until Saturday we thought of the play-offs, from today we think about the market," Baraldi continued.
"Negotiations will start today, for the other Parma players I don't know.
"Caracciolo as a possible replacement? He's a really good player, but Parma must think first of the financial aspect."