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Ex-AC Milan chief Galliani: My 2 big transfer misses

Monza chief Adriano Galliani has spoken of his two big misses in the transfer market as AC Milan vice-president.

Galliani spent 31 years managing Milan with Silvio Berlusconi, building five European Cup-winning teams between 1986 and 2017.

He said, “(Carlos) Tevez was supposed to arrive, but he never turned up. We'd already done a deal for Roberto Baggio five years before his arrival at Milan.

“We also tried to take Del Piero before he went to Juventus, and he's one of the two players I most regret not signing.

Padova offered him to us but wanted 5bn lira, a very big fee for such a young lad, and we weren't convinced.

“The same goes for Cristiano Ronaldo: he was 16 and Sporting CP asked us for something like 16 or 17bn.

“We also courted Totti for a long time, but he never wanted to leave Roma."

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