Cagliari President Massimo Cellino warned he can “absolutely rule out” Davide Astori’s proposed move to Milan.
The Italy international defender is a prime transfer target for the summer, though also of interest to Napoli and Southampton.
“Astori to Milan? I can absolutely rule that out,” Cellino snapped at MilanNews.it.
“I don’t know where this news is coming from, as it is pure fantasy. There are no negotiations in place and I see no possibility of a sale. The player will remain at Cagliari.”
It had been reported Astori was hoping to reunite with former Cagliari Coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Meanwhile, Milan have officially loaned Nigerian striker Nnamdi Oduamadi to Brescia with an option to buy at the end of the season.
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