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No Milan approach for Aquilani - agent

June 8, 2011

Alberto Aquilani's agent has denied reports in Italy that the Liverpool midfielder has been approached by AC Milan.

Alberto Aquilani
GettyImagesJuventus have been stalling over whether to make Alberto Aquilani's loan move permanent

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Aquilani, 26, spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Juventus but the Turin giants have yet to confirm if they will sign him on a permanent basis.

Milan are looking to reinforce their midfield line following the departure of Andrea Pirlo to Juve and reports in Italy have strongly linked Aquilani to the Rossoneri this summer.

But Franco Zavaglia, the former Roma midfielder's agent, has categorically denied that Milan have made any approach for his client.

"I can say that I am not aware of any interest from AC Milan,'' Zavaglia told Gazzetta dello Sport. "They are just rumours and we have had no contact with Milan.

"Juve have asked us for a few days to reflect and in the meantime, we are looking at the options in Italy and abroad.

"I don't think the problem has to do with the buy-out clause but rather that they (Juventus) are looking for someone whose characteristics are more defensive. We will see what happens.

"Whatever happens, Alberto is not left in the middle of the road as he still has three years left of his contract with Liverpool.''

Liverpool signed Aquilani for a reported fee of £20 million from Roma in 2009, but injuries plagued his first season at Anfield, restricting him to just nine Premier League starts.

However, the Italy international managed 33 Serie A games for Juve in 2010-11, scoring twice for the Bianconeri.