Director Zvonomir Boban has moved to squash rumours that AC Milan could make a move for Real Madrid’s Luka Modric this summer.
The Rossoneri were linked with an ambitious move for Modric earlier in the summer, however speculation quickly went quiet once the player’s astronomical salary demands were revealed.
Talk then heated up once again when it emerged that the club’s leadership are in the market for a top class midfielder to help Marco Giampaolo implement his favoured 4-3-1-2 system.
It was even claimed by Mediaset on Wednesday that Milan are preparing a contract offer for the Croatia international, with Real having set an asking price of €20m.
However, Boban has tried to silence the speculation, telling La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Twenty days ago Paolo Maldini had declared that Luka Modric will not be a Milan player.
“But since we continue to talk about it and write about it without any basis, I would like to repeat that the best player in the world last year will not be our player.
“As far as I can see, he will still be in Madrid. Obviously it would be great to have him, but this is the only truth. Luka is a person and a player of absolute top level.
“We thank him for the good wishes he has given us for next season and we are pleased that he has been sympathetic to our club since he was a child, but it is right to clarify things , also out of respect for our fans.”