Milan set sights on Sheva and Zambrotta

May 28, 2008

MILAN, May 28 (Serie A) - AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has revealed his club remain in the hunt for Barcelona wing-back Gianluca Zambrotta and Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko.

The Milan club have kept tight-lipped about transfers since completing the signing of Mathieu Flamini from Arsenal at the end of the season.

But Galliani insists his club are not talking because as yet they have nothing to report.

'It's not that I'm not talking to the press, it's just we've got nothing to say,' he told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.

He continued by explaining that the Rossoneri are attempting to land Barca's Zambrotta, but are finding negotiations with the Catalan club hard going.

'The difference is the same today as yesterday: two million euros,' he explained.

'The player wants to come to Milan, the Barcelona directors know it too and I hope that the deal will be done.

'But Barca is an expensive place to shop: you go near them and they start asking for 30, 40, 50 million which are figures which just aren't compatible with anyone's budget.'

Galliani went on to reveal Milan are still in pursuit of former player Shevchenko, who they see as a replacement for Alberto Gilardino should he move to Fiorentina.

'We're looking for an attacker. If Gilardino goes, we'll be looking for two,' he said.

'Today I'll meet with the administrator delegate of Fiorentina about Gilardino.'

On Shevchenko he added: 'We are in constant talks with Chelsea and also with Shevchenko, but it also depends on them.

'If they let him go on terms we're willing to accept then we'll take him, otherwise we won't.'