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Milan - Adebayor too dear

Italians baulk at at asking price

By Nadia Carminati.   Last Updated: 15/06/08 10:12am

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Adebayor: Big asking price

Adebayor: Big asking price

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Milan president Silvio Berlusconi admits Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor could be too expensive for them.

"We are hitting against economical aspects, and that is fundamental - we can't spend exaggerated sums."
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The Rossoneri have made the Togolese star one of their prime striking targets and vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed last week that they had asked Arsenal what they wanted for Adebayor.

Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba were also named and Milan could now look concentrate their efforts on the Barcelona and Chelsea strikers, after Arsenal reportedly placed a huge £30million price on Adebayor's head.

"I don't know whether he will wear our jersey," said Berlusconi when quizzed about The Gunners target-man.

"He costs a lot."

Striker search

Galliani reiterated that Milan would not pay 'exaggerated sums' for any striker.

"From Monday we will re-start our thinking about signing a striker," he said.

"We will do what is possible, but it is not easy.

"We are hitting against economical aspects, and that is fundamental - we can't spend exaggerated sums."

Galliani ruled out the chance of selling some of the clubs best young players to raise funds.

"For the moment we are not selling, and we have blocked all operations involved young players and sending them to play elsewhere," he said.

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