Milan will not sign expensive players in the summer – Silvio Berlusconi

April 17, 2011 - 0:0

AC Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi has backtracked on his earlier sensational claims that he will try to land Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, admitting that they cannot afford to spend much in the summer.

Earlier this month the Italian prime minister revealed his desire to watch the 26-year-old Portugal international attacker play for his team and added that he plans to add two big-name players to his squad for next season.
However, Berlusconi has now gone back on his words and during a visit to a school in Italy when asked about the purchase of Ronaldo, admitted that he has no plans to make mega-signings for now.
“I have already invested more than €70 million and I also have to deal with my family,” said the 74-year-old, according to Italy. “We will not talk about new signings at the moment.”
Berlusconi further explained to the students that Milan need to curb their enthusiasm in signing expensive players because of the financial fair play rules that will come into force soon.
(Source: Goal)