AC Milan have ruled out a move for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and have predicted a quiet January transfer window at the San Siro. The Belgium international has struggled to establish himself in United's playing XI under Louis van Gaal this season.
The Serie A giants have been linked with a move for midfielder. But chief executive Adriano Galliani denied Milan were trying to prise the 28-year-old player away from the Premier League, saying the San Siro outfit were already well-stocked in midfield.
"Fellaini is a player I like, I have always liked him, but there is no way he is joining AC Milan," Galliani was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.
"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."
Fight for future
Fellaini has only been used sparingly by Van Gaal this season, with the former Everton star playing the full 90 minutes only thrice in 20 Premier League games. The Belgian has also come under criticism from some United supporters for his performances, with a recent Daily Mirror poll revealing that he was among the least popular Red Devils players among fans.
In a December interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Fellaini vowed to continue fighting for a first-team spot at Old Trafford. "Last season I played nearly every game. This season I've played some games and been on the bench, but I've worked hard to be in the team," he said.
"I'm happy to be at Man United and I've always trained hard. I want to play because I know I can help the team, that I can be important."
Fellaini has scored two goals in 18 appearances in all competitions for United this season.