Galliani Confirms Sheva Collapse

Milan Vice President Adriano Galliani has confirmed that Andriy Shevchenko’s transfer from Chelsea has collapsed. The Ukrainian had seemed almost certain to join the Rossoneri, with the two clubs engrossed in negotiations over the past few days. The Italian and English press believed that it was inevitable that Shevchenko would re-join Milan on a one-year loan deal, however fresh reports started to emerge this afternoon that the transfer had collapsed due to the fact that Chelsea were only willing to let the striker go in a permanent move. This has now been confirmed by Milan transfer guru Adriano Galliani. “The transfer of Shevchenko has collapsed,” Galliani is quoted as saying by Ansa. “AC Milan had shown their willingness to acquire the player on loan with a right of redemption but Chelsea said no because they wanted to sell the player outright.” Shevchenko is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and was left out of Chelsea’s squad for their opening Premier League game of the new season against Portsmouth on Sunday. The 32-year-old has had a miserable two years with the Blues since signing from Milan in 2006 for a whopping €45m. The forward has been a shadow of the player who wowed audiences at San Siro between 1999 and 2006, scoring 127 goals in just 208 games.


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