AC Milan have shut down rumours linking them to Real Madrid outcast Alvaro Morata.
Milan’s director of sport, Massimiliano Mirabelli has claimed that the Rossoneri are not interested in the services of the Spaniard.
Morata was re-signed by Real Madrid from Juventus after they exercised their buy-back clause in last seasons transfer window.
The 24-year-old has failed to make an impact at Real despite scoring 15 goals, having failed to break into the first-team under Zinedine Zidane.
Rumours suggested that Milan were interested in the Spain international after Mirabelli was spotted in Spanish capital for the Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
“I went to Madrid to watch a game and not for Morata. He is of no interest to Milan,” Mirabelli told Mediaset Premium prior to Milan’s 4-1 loss at home to Roma. “Our strategy will be independent of the final placement.”
Mirabelli added: “Our plans will not change based on our final position in the table.”
“We currently have a young squad, a good squad, and there are some loan players here too who will return to their clubs. We know that we must introduce players to raise the current quality level. When the transfer window opens, we’ll act accordingly.”
“We have clear ideas, we know that there’s a lot of responsibility on our shoulders, as over the next few years Milan cannot be in the position they hold now.”
Milan – fighting for a Europa League qualification spot – have also been linked with a move for Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie and Mirabelli said: “We like many players, but it’s premature to talk about it now. Players can be convinced by many things, not just playing in Europe.”
“Milan and the prestige of Milan go beyond any position in the table. That is what we are.”