Andrea Bertolacci’s agent has insisted that the midfielder wishes to stay at AC Milan and prove his worth.

The 26-year-old made just nine Serie A starts for Vincenzo Montella’s side this season and is reportedly attracting interest from his former club Genoa.

Bertolacci joined the Rossoneri in June 2015 for €20million and has so far failed to live up to his price tag.

“Andrea is an important player,” Alessandro Lucci told Gianluca Di Marzio’s website.

“He’s an asset of Italian football with a young age. He hasn’t had the best of times for a number of reasons, it’s pointless to list them all because they’re all in the past.

“That being said, these difficulties have made him stronger, he wants to stay and prove his great worth.”

Milan have already acquired Franck Kessie from Atalanta this summer, and with a deal currently being discussed for Lucas Biglia of Lazio, it is entirely possible that Bertolacci will find himself low in the pecking order once again.

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