Cesc Fabregas too expensive for Milan

Cesc Fabregas too expensive for Milan

Galliani claims priority for Serie A champions is left midfielder

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to be a target of AC Milan this summer because the Italian club believe he is too expensive.

The Rossoneri are looking to reinforce their midfield line this summer with the departure of Andrea Pirlo to Juventus and the uncertainty surrounding Gennaro Gattuso's future at the club.

Fabregas, 24, is considered among the reported targets of Serie A champions Milan, who also want to make an improved challenge for the UEFA Champions League.

"From here until 31st August, Milan will buy a player that will be a left midfielder," Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"(Napoli winger Marek) Hamsik and Fabregas can play in that role.

"We have never asked for Hamsik although we don't rule him out and as for Fabregas, he is too expensive."

Arsenal are understood to value Fabregas at £60million, with the Spain international under contract with the London outfit until June 2014.