Andre Silva has reaffirmed that he ‘is a Milan player’ amid reports he will not be redeemed by Sevilla once the season ends.

The Portuguese striker moved to Seville last summer on a loan with the right of redemption set at €38million, but things have turned sour after a good start to life in Andalusia.

Silva has recently been complaining of a problem with the patellar tendon of his left knee, but has given his availability to the Portuguese national side ahead of their Nations League semi-final in June – something his coach hit out at.

“I’m not simulating an injury, I’ve been receiving treatment,” the striker told A Bola.

“My conscience is clear; I’ve wanted to play and the problem for me is that as time has passed, the pain has worsened.

“Maybe this hasn’t been handled in the best way and I should’ve taken a break in December to sort it, but Sevilla needed me and I wanted to play.”

Sevilla are now almost certain not to exercise their right to buy, and when asked where his future is Silva was clear.

“I’m a Milan player,” he concluded.

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