Ancelotti denies Pato deal
Carlo Ancelotti has once more denied reports linking him with a move for AC Milan's Alexandre Pato.
By James Riach
Last Updated: 09/08/09 9:29pm
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has once more denied reports linking him with a move for AC Milan's Alexandre Pato.
The striker has been linked with a reunion with former boss Ancelotti at Stamford Bridge, after the Rossoneri reportedly turned down a "monster offer" for the Brazilian earlier in the summer.
Milan rubbished stories on Sunday implying they are in discussions with the Blues over a €52million (£44m) move for the 19-year-old, and a possible loan back for one season.
And Ancelotti moved quickly to confirm there were no ongoing negotiations between the two clubs.
"There will be no new players here at Chelsea," he said.
"It is not true about Pato. He is a Milan player. Milan believe a lot in Pato, because they have sold Kaka, and so he is now a very important player.
"It is not true that Chelsea did offer for him."
The young South American, who is under contract with the Rossoneri until June 2012, finished as Milan's second highest scorer in Serie A last term with 15 goals in 36 games.