Aquilani agent denies Milan link

Midfielder Alberto Aquilani is not on his way to Serie A champions AC Milan, according to his agent.The Italian has been linked with a move to the San Siro after Juventus, the club where he has spent the last 12 months on loan from Liverpool, are yet to confirm if they will sign the 26-year-old on a permanent deal.

Juventus apparently baulked at Liverpool’s reported 14 million pound asking price for Aquilani, opening the door for Milan, who are searching for a replacement for veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

But Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia told Gazzetta dello Sport there has been no contact from the Serie A champions about acquiring Aquilani’s services.

“I can say that I am not aware of any interest from AC Milan,” Zavaglia said.

“They are just rumours and we have had no contact with Milan.”

“Juve have asked us for a few days to reflect and in the meantime, we are looking at the options in Italy and abroad.”

“I don’t think the problem has to do with the buy-out clause but rather that they (Juventus) are looking for someone whose characteristics are more defensive.”

“We will see what happens.”

“Whatever happens, Alberto is not left in the middle of the road as he still has three years left of his contract with Liverpool.”

Liverpool signed Aquilani for a reported fee of 20 million pounds from Roma in 2009, but he failed to make his mark during an injury-plagued stint at Anfield.