AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani admits he is interested in Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini but insists the Italians will not move for the player.
Earlier this week, reports suggested United boss Louis van Gaal had blocked the Italian giants’ attempt to sign Fellaini on loan.
And CEO Galliani has ruled out making any further move for the Belgian, unless a current member of the squad leaves the San Siro.
“Fellaini is a player I like, I have always liked him, but there is no way he is joining AC Milan,” Galliani told Mediaset Premium.
“I can only deny that Fellaini is close to Milan. We already have seven players in midfield. If nobody leaves in that area, we will not sign anyone.
“We are well stocked in all areas. It is very unlikely we will make any signings unless someone leaves.”
The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford this season, starting only five matches in the Premier League.
Last month, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots admitted to being “annoyed” by international players who do not play regularly for their club sides.
With Euro 2016 on the horizon, Fellaini may start to worry about his place in the national side unless he secures more first-team football.