A mischievous radio presenter masquerading as Massimo Ferrero, the free-spending owner of Sampdoria, lulled Galliani into revealing that Milan will sign either Southampton flop Dani Osvaldo or Roma striker Destro on loan before the end of the window. Either deal will come with an option to be made permanent.
He then offered the hoaxer Stefano Chuka Okaka on loan before revealing that he will stick by under-fire boss Filippo Inzaghi:
“Unless something disastrous happens we will go forward with Inzaghi at least until the end of the season,” he said, quashing speculation that defeat to Lazio in the Coppa Italia could see the former Rossoneri centre-forward sacked.
Inzaghi’s side went down 3-1 to the same opponents at the weekend, with defender Philippe Mexes suffering an incredible breakdown as he was dismissed for attacking Lazio’s Stefano Mauri.