Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi is delighted to have struck terms with AC Milan over a new deal for striker Alberto Paloschi.

"Keeping him was our primary objective," underlined President Ghirardi. "We wanted to renew his co-ownership and that is what we have achieved.

"I have to thank [Milan Vice-President Adriano] Galliani. He was hesitant over such an outcome at first, but he then gave me the opportunity to complete the deal.

"Milan have great faith in the player and I think they were initially keen to tie up an agreement for his return to their squad."

He added: "We have already surpassed the 4,000 mark in season ticket sales for the new campaign.

"I think the fact that Paloschi is remaining will add more."