in no rush to see Spain duo return
Wednesday 3rd April 2002
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani
has revealed that he is happy for on-loan stars Fabricio Coloccini and
Francisco Coco to stay in Spain despite impressive seasons at their respective
clubs, Alaves and Barcelona.
Galliani wanted to make the situation of
the duo clear before he travelled with Milan to Germany for Thursday's
Uefa Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund.
Coloccini, 20, has been a regular for Alaves
this season - playing 28 games and scoring four goals - and Atletico Madrid
are keen on signing the Argentinian to boost next season's Primera survival
Galliani, though, is no rush to bring the
highly-rated youngster, who started his career at Boca Juniors, back to
the San Siro.
"We have to see if he will stay another
year in Alaves or we will bring him back to Milan, although I think he'll
spend another season at Vitoria," he said.
He was equally relaxed about the future
of left-back Coco, who has become a fans' favourite at Barca and a first-team
regular in recent months following veteran Sergi's knee ligament injury.
"Barca have until May 31 to take out their
option on the player," he explained. "We still don't know what their intentions
are but if they don't want him he'll return to Milan."