Galliani has revealed the club will not be taking up the option to sign Aquilani nor Maxi…
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has made it clear that the Rossoneri will not exercise their option to buy Alberto Aquilani from Liverpool, and Maxi Lopez from Catania.
Aquilani joined moved to San Siro from Anfield on a one-year loan deal in the summer of 2011, and the Serie A giants were given the option to buy the midfielder permanently for a set fee of €8 million.
However, Galliani has now revealed that they have no intention of meeting the Premier League side’s demands as they want to renegotiate terms further down the road.
“We will not use our option to buy Aquilani before May 31. We will re-open talks with Liverpool in June, though,” said Galliani.
However, in the case of Maxi Lopez, Galliani has made it clear they will not be signing him on a permanent deal after his six-month loan from Catania expired.
He added: “We are satisfied with what he has done, but we will not sign him. Maxi will return to Catania.”
Seen as an alternative after having failed to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, Milan have decided against spending the extra €8 million to tie up a permanent deal.
“Maxi Lopez always carried himself in an excellent manner, explaining how he became a fan favourite,” agent Andrea D’Amico told Tuttomercatoweb.
“He is a top level player who did well when called upon by Milan, putting himself under the spotlight in the right ways.
“We’ll now work on finding a solution for him.”