Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt has admitted to being flattered by the Milan links, but poured cold water on the chances of him leaving.
Milan are on the hunt for a new attacking midfielder after the departure of Hakan Calhanoglu to rivals Inter, and Brandt is a name that has been repeatedly mentioned over the last few days after being initially linked by the journalist Carlo Pellegatti.
The 25-year-old is an established German international and made the move to Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen after impressing a lot with the Werkself. Given that he is not a guaranteed starter though, there has been speculation that he could try a new adventure in Italy if BVB open to the idea of a loan with option to buy as the formula.
Now, Brandt has responded to the speculation about his future and in particular the idea that he could leave Dortmund after two seasons, speaking to German outlet RTL.
“Of course, it’s nice when other clubs express interest. But from my side, there have never been any signs that I was was thinking about a transfer. I don’t think I’ll be playing anywhere else this year,” he said (via BVBbuzz).