Because less players equal more space to pass and move


The AC Milan President Silvio Berlusconi has said that there is no chance of the club being interested in a swap deal involving Alexandre Pato and the Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

The future of the former Inter Milan star Mario Balotelli has been thrown into doubt following the number of altercations with the manager Roberto Mancini. He has said that he is finally running out of patience with the striker, which have started rumours that City will be interested in stopping him with another major striker across Europe. Balotelli has made no secret of the fact that he is a huge AC Milan fan.

As result, there have been rumours that City will be involved in a transfer swap deal with AC Milan. As part of this deal, Mario Balotelli would head to the San Siro while the injury prone striker Alexandre Pato will be coming to the Etihad stadium. This rumour has been thrown out of the first instance by the AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, who has said that the club will not be selling extremely talented players like Pato for any reason. The Brazilian Pato is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, but has also been extremely injury prone.

"An exchange involving Pato and Balotelli? I don’t like exchanges. Pato is definitely not on the market. He is one of our best players and has the opportunity to become an icon here over many years. Unfortunately, his frequent injuries have been a problem, but we just need to handle him right. AC Milan is the perfect setting for him," said the AC Milan owner. Milan have been criticised a lot for selling the high profile players in the summer, but Berlusconi has said that the club will be making significant investments into young players over the next two years.