AC Milan have moved swiftly to avert a goalkeeping crisis by signing Marco Storari, while also confirming an offer for the Real Madrid CF and Brazil striker Ronaldo.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti was facing a possible headache as No1 Dida is recovering from a thigh injury and his usual replacement Zeljko Kalac could be out for six weeks after twisting his left knee in the 3-1 win against Reggina Calcio on Sunday. The 29-year-old Storari, who has agreed terms until 2010, has been with Messina since the 2002/03 campaign.
The Rossoneri have also confirmed their interest in the Real Madrid CF and Brazil striker Ronaldo, who previously played at the San Siro for FC Internazionale Milano. Vice-president Adriano Galliani said today: "There is truth to the Ronaldo story and we are waiting to hear what Real Madrid have to say. The offer is to sign him on a free transfer, on an 18-month contract." Milan, who face Celtic FC in the UEFA Champions League last 16 next month, have also recruited 21-year-old Argentinian left-back Leandro Grimi this month.