Vasco da Gama claim to have received no bid from AC Milan for Dede
Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama have refuted reports suggesting that AC Milan have made an offer for Dede.
By Paulo Freitas
Last Updated: 04/04/13 1:31pm
The Serie A outfit have been heavily linked with the highly-rated centre-half for some time.
Speculation over recent weeks has suggested that an offer has been tabled for the talented 24-year-old.
Vasco, however, insist no transfer talks have been held, with Milan's supposed interest little more than gossip at present.
Club president Roberto Dinamite told Milannews.it: "I read about Milan's offer but this is just news, it's not concrete fact.
"Nothing official has come to us and without that we can't open negotiations."
He added: "There is a price and we will have to see if Milan want to reach that value. I can't speculate on that, you will have to speak with them.
"Of course the player likes Milan. The club is enticing.
"He could play in Italy and has a lot of potential. He is a national team player and could contribute a lot. Let's see if we receive any offers, and whether they interest both Vasco and the player."