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AC Milan chief Galliani plays down talk of bid for Barcelona star Messi

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has cooled talk of a push for Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Messi was in Milan this week, sparking transfer rumours.

"Let's not become disillusioned. Messi was in Milan for his own reasons with Dolce & Gabbana. He has a €150 million release clause and Barcelona's income is double ours," said Galliani.

A Kaka return is unlikely, suggesting the Brazilian would have to take an unwilling pay-cut if he was to return.

"Kaka? His return is difficult, plus I don't think it is elegant to speak about him before our match with Real Madrid," he added.

"He has advantages playing in Spain, and he has a rich contract."

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