Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan chief Adriano Galliani held crisis talks with Silvio Berlusconi yesterday after receiving an official rejection from Arsenal over Emmanuel Adebayor.

Galliani confessed to Berlusconi that they would have to cash in on some of their promising youngsters to fund a bid for a major forward, with Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o, of Barcelona, in their sights.

Berlusconi agreed to release another £7 million, but that is still expected to fall short of what Milan need to compete for Eto'o.

In Drogba's case, there's fears inside Milan that if Chelsea fail to convince Liverpool to sell Fernando Torres that they will choose to hang onto the Ivorian.