Kenny calls on Italians to play the transfer game

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has stated that his side will not sell Alberto Aquilani to AC Milan on the cheap, and that the Italian club should be upfront with the midfielder.

The Italy international has been on loan at the Serie A champions this term, with an agreement in place that if he plays 27 games for Massimiliano Allegri’s men, a permanent deal will be signed for £7 million.

However, with Aquilani on the verge of making the milestone, Milan have stopped picking him, with it believed that the San Siro giants want to negotiate the transfer price.

Dalglish has warned Milan that he will not stand for any games, and that if needs be, Aquilani will return to Anfield.

“We’ve done everything right from our side, so how they want to play it and what they want to do, that’s up to them,” he told reporters, published in Mirror Football.

“If they don’t want him, tell the boy you don’t want him. They will do what they have to do. If they don’t trigger it or they don’t want him, it’s not a problem.

“I’ll be disappointed for the boy, but he will come back here,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight