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Galliani 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 chances.

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."

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