AC Milan have announced their interest in homegrown talent Domenico Berardi and Leonardo Pavoletti, whilst ruling out a move for the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Earlier this week, Milan president Silvio Berlusconi revealed he was interested in creating an 'all-Italian' team at Milan, with strong contribution from the club's academy and youth system. 

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And Club CEO Adriano Galliani agrees with Berlusconi's bold aims.


“The project of a young Italian Milan intrigues me too,”  he told the ​Corriere della Sera newspaper.


“For a director there’s no greater joy than seeing one of his young lads come up through the ranks to reach the senior squad and maybe even the Nazionale.


“Right now we have 37 players from our youth academy who wear the jerseys of Italy at various youth levels.


“There are also six in the senior squad who come from our academy: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ignazio Abate, Mattia De Sciglio, Davide Calabria, Luca Antonelli and now Locatelli. None of the other big clubs have that many.”

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According to a report in the ​La Gazetta Dello Sport, AC will begin their Italian revolution of recruiting solely Italian players this summer. Which more or less rules out any potential move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been linked with a return to the San Siro in recent weeks.


​The change will pave the way for Domenico Berardi and Leonardo Pavoletti, who have enjoyed prolific seasons for Sassuolo and Genoa this year respectively.


“Ibrahimovic and the like have wages that are no longer sustainable by our club,” Galliani added.


“The truth is that Serie A was once a destination for players, but now it has become a transitory passage towards the big money.”

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