Bale is on AC Milan's summer shopping list
Published 23:00 03/05/11 By Neil McLeman
Silvio Berlusconi has promised a summer of spending to turn his AC Milan side into Champions League winners - and Tottenham’s Gareth Bale is on the Italians' hit list.
The Rossoneri, who were knocked out in the second round by Tottenham in March, need just a point from their final three Serie A games to reclaim the title.
Berlusconi, who owns the club and is also Italian PM, said signing Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi was impossible because “the Spanish game is rich and has different tax laws”.
Hosever, he insisted Milan will sign some of the biggest names in world football.
Bale has been a target of both Milan and city rivals Inter since his sensational performances in the Champions League this season.
Berlusconi said: “My family has invested an average of €50m [£45m] a season in Milan,” he said. “That figure was €70m last year and I promise to continue with my costly habit of giving gifts to the Milan fans.”
Club vice-president Adriano Galliani added: “We want to get back to winning ways in Europe. After winning the championship, we will then try to do the same in the Champions League.
“It went badly for us against Tottenham this season. Let’s hope we have fewer injury problems next term.”