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Are Milan Still Smarting?

Are Milan Still Smarting?

Before last season had even ended AC Milan had been heavily focussed on things Arsenal. Flamini wages were gazumped to a level that didn`t make sense for us and seemingly only Milan were prepared to go as high as they did. Of course for Milan they may see it as a no lose situation. They can show the world that even though they were comprehensively beaten they can still top their conquerors by attracting one of their players. Beaten but not vanquished if you like. For Milan they would reckon that at the very least they could sell Flamini in a years time and maybe recover their money and if they are lucky maybe more. Not perhaps fully appreciating just how financially aware Flamini has shown himself to be.

Such a proposition on its own would be foolish though. Just a fanciful notion of a gooner trying to justify a circumstance that has gone against them. Except that there is just a little more to it all.

Milan have been targetting Adebayor. Even at one time claiming that he was their only transfer target of the summer. Telling the footballing world and sporting press that they had written to Arsenal. Then for weeks they have publicly discussed the fact that they can`t afford the fee that Arsenal were seeking revealing that some sort of discussion was underway. Claiming also that they had a 50% chance of winning Adebayor if Barcelona couldn`t raise the money. Now Milan Chairman, the oleaginous Galliani, has revealed that he has received a letter from Arsenal Football Club. At the same time claiming that he now has other transfer targets including Pavlyuchenko.

"I have a scoop," said Galliani on Italian television "I have received a letter from Arsenal that says, 'Following our communication of June 13, in which we informed you we were not willing to deal over Adebayor, now we are writing to tell you that we will consider a deal if it still interests you'." Why the need to reveal this if they were at all genuinely interested in signing the player? At best it is an extremely discourteous act towards a fellow professional club. It is also totally unnecessary, as it was an open secret if fees were being discussed that there was some dialogue already between the clubs. So what`s the motivation? Are Milan trying to prove to their fans and themselves that last seasons failure hasn`t hurt them? That they aren`t financially compromised as a consequence of their failure? Strange behaviour indeed for a big club. Whatever the reason to me it is the action of a man, and by association a club, without true class.



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Writer:Amos
Date:Wednesday July 9 2008
Time: 12:16AM

Comments

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And you lot call chelsea classless...
k_chelski
09/07/2008 00:36:00
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yeah ok... how again had they recieved a transfer fee/price tag on adebayor that they couldnt afford if they have only now recieved a letter from us???
anonymous
09/07/2008 00:47:00
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Yeah Kev, but remember the sins of others do not absolve you from your own : ) Amos, great word, oleaginous- perfectly describes Galliani, Calderon, Usmanov, Kenyon, Dein, many others. But I agree, he's talkin' the talk but not walkin' the walk- it doesn't matter who he says he's going to sign, I'm sure the fans are aware that under his watch Milan missed the Champions League for the first time in years, if ever.
elbondo
09/07/2008 00:47:00
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I thought Wenger sent them a fax to f--- off? Why would Arsene have changed his mind. Me thinks this guy is just lying to try and stir up more crap between Arsenal and Ade because they are desperate.
gunnerchef
09/07/2008 01:55:00
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I'n through with transfers this summer. Until the 1st September I will be considering anyone who talks / prints / claims anything about transfer to be a lying sack of *****. I don't care if it's AW himself, it's all lies. There, I'm done. Roll on the season.
Rocky7
09/07/2008 02:42:00
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The general consensus among Arsenal fans is that, they want him to leave for the 30 odd mil you could be getting. Almost like the 70 odd mil we could be getting for Ronaldo! I say WE CASH IN!
ForeverUnited
09/07/2008 04:15:00
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sell all the best players, make the spanish and italian leagues the best in world!
wimp2k7
09/07/2008 08:55:00
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How many times can you say you can't afford something publicly? Surely you just say it once? I can't afford a recording studio, but I don't repeat it like a mantra everyday in the hope someone will take pity on me and buy me one. More boring tactics. Roll on August 16th. Pleeeeeease.
Little Dutch
09/07/2008 09:08:00
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Unfortunatly in this day and age esepcially with the internet, news and rumours are multiplied by 100. Then people like Calderon and Galliani will say some cr*p to stir it all up every few days. So far on Ronaldo we have heard rumours from his mother, sister, best friend, physio, dog, lobster etc. Each says something slightly different, and oh so tedious
paul_ownz
09/07/2008 09:57:00
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Has he got a lobster Paul?What a strange man.
cockaduddle
09/07/2008 12:46:00
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