Berlusconi says the transfer is proof that Milan can still shop at the top table.
â€śThis transfer has demonstrated that Milan can still invest substantial amounts in top players,â€ť Barbara Berlusconi, the daughter of owner Silvio, told the clubâ€™s website.
â€śOur club has, in the last year or so, completely re-organised costing and investments.
â€śIt was about rationalisation, and various sacrifices were needed, not just in terms of player salaries but also about re-positioning the brand.
â€śMilan were the first club to choose to organise their accounts and balance the books.
â€śThanks to this strong decision, we can only stand to benefit with our stars of the future, and still also be able to make some important acquisitions.â€ť