Milan hint at Gallas interest
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Adriano Galliani has hinted that Milan are keen on Chelsea star William Gallas.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has hinted that the Serie A giants are keen on Chelsea stopper William Gallas.
The French international has been constantly linked with a move to Italy as he has failed to find a settled central role in Jose Mourinho's backline - filling in at both left and right back when required.
He remains a key player at Stamford Bridge, although Juventus admitted they were keen to recruit him in January and London rivals Arsenal are also reported to be admirers of the former Marseille man.
However it is The Rossoneri who have emerged as the most likely to snare Gallas should he seek an exit from Stamford Bridge in the summer, and with just a year remaining on his contract the defender can take advantage of a Fifa ruling to leave Chelsea on the cheap.
Milan are desperate for new blood as they look to rejuvenate an ageing backline, and Galliani has hinted that he believes Gallas would fit in well at Estadio Giuseppe Meazza.
"Gallas still has one year left in his contract with his club," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"All I can say is we like French players because they are able to adapt better to our football than the rest of the Europeans."
Milan have also been constantly mentioned in conjunction with Schalke midfielder Christian Poulsen, with the Danish midfielder having cancelled a pre-contract agreement with Villarreal.
Carlo Ancelotti's side have been in negotiations with the Schalke star about a Bosman move in the summer, but Galliani is keeping his cards close to his chest about any potential recruits.
"I have no intention of commenting until May 18 on Gallas, Poulsen or any other player," Galliani added.