ADRIANO GALLIANI: “No more arrivals are expected”

MILAN – After today’s press conference and official presentation of Keisuke Honda, chief executive Adriano Galliani responded to questions about the transfer market:“The transfer market? It finishes here, but there could always be a few surprises. At the time of speaking no more arrivals are expected. When I say something I mean it, and at the moment no purchases are foreseen. A midfielder? His name is Bryan Cristante, 18 year-old, born in 1995. In the Champions League Cristante will feature, but I don’t know, the transfer market is open until the 31st. But there are no negotiations ongoing for midfielders. We have De Jong, Nocerino, Poli and if needed Emanuelson can also do a job there.”Galliani also answered a question about Porto’s midfielder Fernando: “He is one of many players that we are keeping tabs on, but there has been no offer made. We’re following him like we are many other players. He’s a good player but we’ll see.”Finally, the chief executive added: "At the moment we cannot speak about arrivals because we are a squad of 30, Rami and Honda have arrived, Niang has left and we need to sell a couple of players before talking about new arrivals. What you read is one thing, the reality is a different matter. Matri is not for sale. Abbiati? His contract is timeless. Gabriel? A Brazilian team is after him, but they then want him until the end of December whereas we want him back in June. We’ll see, there is also a Portuguese side.”