AC Milan director Paolo Maldini stopped short of confirming that the club are advancing towards securing the return of Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Rossoneri have had a busy week in terms of the transfer window, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having renewed as well as deals for Brahim Diaz and Sandro Tonali being wrapped up, the latter of whom should be announced early next week.
A few minutes before the friendly match between Milan and Monza, Maldini spoke to Tg5 about the market, with his words transcribed by Calciomercato.com.
“The absences of Berlusconi and Galliani? Too bad, I wish the president to recover: he is a rock and we know it,” he said.
“Galliani was sorry not to be here, I’m the teams of his heart. We had arranged to meet for a possible friendly to play every year, then we agreed to play directly in Serie A. Maybe with the winning Milan.”
On his son Daniel Maldini – who starts the game – he added: “He has already played two matches in Serie A, the excitement is gone. Now it’s up to him to consolidate his position within the first team and try to find space.”
Maldini also remained coy when asked about reported interest in Tiemoue Bakayoko.
“There are many possibilities. We made priorities before the transfer market opened, now we can do things calmly: if we can improve the current squad further, we will do it.”