AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says the Serie A club will not be bullied into paying huge transfer fees for players.
Milan have recruited heavily during this transfer window, making nine impressive signings as they bid to make ground on champions Juventus after finishing 28 points behind in sixth place last season.
They have also been linked with big-money moves for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches in recent days.
But Mirabelli has reiterated the Italian club will only make signings on their own terms.
“Morata? We’ve been looking at him from the beginning [of the window], he’s made himself available to us,” he told Premium Sport.
“There were complications between the Champions League final and the emergence of other teams, and the track cooled down. It may warm up again, but only on our terms.
“Sanches? We know him well from his time with Benfica, and he hasn’t found much space at Bayern.
“If we needed another midfielder, we could consider him, but only under certain conditions.”
Álvaro Morata: Only Lionel Messi (every 76.5 mins) scored more frequently than Morata (every 88.7 mins) in La Liga last season (5+ goals) pic.twitter.com/fCwQZtkhVS— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 17, 2017
Having qualified for the Champions League, former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy is expecting Jurgen Klopp to strengthen the squad defensively in the upcoming season.
Murphy believes Liverpool need to invest in defenders and Dutch centre-back Virgil Van Dijk who plays for Southampton would be a brilliant signing for the club.
Van Dijk has been heavily linked to Anfield this transfer window.
Meanwhile, Murphy is also pretty excited by the arrival of Mohamad Salah from AS Roma and feels that he is a good addition to the Reds’s squad.
Liverpool have signed Salah on a five-year deal for £35 million but it looks like Klopp will now be switching his focus to buying players that can add to the squad defensively.
Manchester United may have been handed the break they’ve been looking for in their pursuit of Ivan Perisic.
According to Football Italia, Lazio’s promising winger Keita Balde has left their pre-season training camp to complete his move to Inter Milan.
The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest talents in Serie A, scoring 16 goals and providing three assists in the league lasts season in 21 appearances, 10 of which were off the bench.
Keita rose to prominence in May when he scored five goals in a remarkable performance which saw Lazio beat Sampordia 7-3.
With the Senegalese player moving to the San Siro, it opens the door for Perisic to sign for United.
Jose Mourinho is known to be a fan of the Croatian and sees him as a vital signing ahead of the new season.
Perisic left Inter’s training camp on Saturday as United step up talks to sign the 28-year-old.
The Serie A outfit have demanded a fee of £48 million for the former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg man.