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Alessandro Diamanti not interested in AC Milan move

January 5, 2010
By Soccernet staff

West Ham forward Alessandro Diamanti has distanced himself from reports that he is attracting interest from Italian giants AC Milan.

Alessandro Diamanti
GettyImagesAlessandro Diamanti has made a real impression at West Ham

Diamanti, 26, joined the Hammers from Livorno in the summer and has scored five goals in 14 Premier League appearances for his new club, as well as scoring in the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the weekend.

His performances for fellow Italian Gianfranco Zola have been encouraging and Corriere dello Sport reported on Tuesday morning that Diamanti was a potential target for Milan, along with Sampdoria star Antonio Cassano.

However, Diamanti claims that helping West Ham avoid relegation is his only focus with the Hammers currently sitting in 17th place, outside the relegation zone by virtue of a superior goal difference.

"I know nothing about these stories that I want to go to Milan. To be honest they do not even interest me," the 26-year-old told "Right now I am thinking only about the salvation of West Ham. I do not care about anything else."