Transfer talk

AC Milan warned off Damiao

July 21, 2012
By ESPN staff

Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has told AC Milan and Tottenham that "priceless" striker Leandro Damiao "is not up for sale" this summer.

Damiao
GettyImagesLeandro Damiao has five caps for Brazil

• Damiao agent confirms Milan talks

Damiao has been heavily linked with a move away from Brazil in recent months, with Milan reportedly looking at the 22-year-old as a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who joined Paris Saint-Germain this week.

Vinicius Prates, Damiao's agent, claimed on Thursday that he has held preliminary talks with the Rossoneri, while Spurs are also understood to be interested in luring Damiao away from Beira-Rio. But the Internacional chief insists the striker is going nowhere.

''There are no negotiations," Luigi told MilanNews. ''None at all, because we are not willing to let the player go.

''His agent may have spoken with Milan, but we are the ones who conduct negotiations, certainly not the agent.

''We will not open talks, the player is not up for sale, so it is pointless to put a price on him. He is priceless.''

Meanwhile, Internacional appear set to lose playmaker Oscar to Premier League side Chelsea, after the 20-year-old underwent a medical whilst in England with Brazil's Olympic squad.