Milan have confirmed that they will be strengthening their squad before the new season kicks off.
The club’s owner, the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was speaking as the players returned to pre-season training.
“With the current squad we have we could say that we will do well next season. However we are in talks about two attackers, two champions, and we are confident at least one can play with us,” Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi told a news conference.
Internacional’s Pato, who shone for Brazil at the Under-20 World Cup which has just finished in Canada, looks set to join in January, although Milan’s hopes of signing Ronaldinho were extinguished by his club Barcelona.
“If the Barcelona president sold Ronaldinho he would have to emigrate,” Berlusconi added.
Milan let strikers Marco Borriello join Genoa and Ricardo Oliveira go on loan to Real Zaragoza and are left with just Alberto Gilardino, 33-year-old Filippo Inzaghi and controversial January signing Ronaldo up front.
“Ronaldo is still young and I am sure he wishes to do well and demonstrate that he is still a champion,” Berlusconi said.
One peice of good news though was the persuading Brazilian playmaker Kaka to ignore overtures from Real Madrid.
“Kaka is an indispensible player, a great image for Milan. I see no reason why things could change,” Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti added.