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Berlusconi drops Ronaldo hint
05 Jun 2009 - 08:08:56
AC Milan supremo Silvio Berlusconi has dropped a hint that his club could enter the bidding to try and prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United.
Real Madrid are reported to be lining up a fresh attempt to snare the Portugal ace, despite United manager Sir Alex Ferguson having famously said that he would sell the Spanish club a virus.
However, Berlusconi has turned up the heat by telling Mediaset: "I told Cristiano Ronaldo that I would like to see him as a Rossonero.
"He looked at me and said 'who doesn't like Milan? All players would like to come to Milan'."
Meanwhile, Milan are reported to be showing an interest in Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who has also been tracked by Liverpool.
The Agrentinian's agent insists that his client would prefer to stay put, despite negotiations with Napoli sporting director Pierpaolo Marino having hit the buffers.
Alejandro Mazzoni commented: "Everybody knows Milan have always fancied him.
"Silvio Berlusconi even said it on TV, but I haven't been contacted by the Rossoneri yet.
"Ezequiel wants to stay with Napoli and that's clear. The problem lies with Marino and the fact that they haven't been in touch."