Milan want top class full back
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It would appear that coach Carlo Ancelotti will be looking at buying a full back, as vice-president Galliani confirmed three options would be moving on in the summer.
He said: "It appears that three players whose contracts are going to expire, Helveg, Chamot and Ba, will go.
"What is sure is that an important defender will arrive because two are leaving.
"Frequently I have heard about Chivu, but really a central defender is not needed as we are well covered with Nesta and Maldini, as well as having replacements like Laursen, Costacurta and Roque Junior."
A striker could well arrive at the San Siro, but it will not be a superstar.
Galliani added: "We don't need big names in that role, not to create troubles to Pippo and Sheva."
The Milan supremo stressed that keeper Christian Abbiati will not be sold while he is at the club.
"He isn't for sale," said Galliani. "He'll stay with Milan until I am chief executive
"He has been fundamental in the Champions League win over Inter and he won the Coppa Italia playing the final."
It would seem teams interested in signing any of Milan`s key players will be out of luck.
"We will keep our stars," added Galliani. "We will refuse any offer for the first 15 or 16 players of the team, unless they ask us to be sold."