Milan deny Stam departure
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Jaap Stam is going nowhere.Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed speculation suggesting that Jaap Stam could be set for a move away from the San Siro.
The defender had reportedly stated that he would like to leave the club immediately, with a switch to his native Holland said to be his preferred option.
Inter star Marco Materazzi has been linked with the Rossoneri in recent weeks as well, fuelling the rumours that Stam's departure could be imminent.
However, Ancelotti has moved to quash the transfer talk, insisting that Stam is going nowhere and that Milan have no need for Materazzi.
"There is zero possibility of Stam leaving Milan," he declared. "He is not at my disposal at the moment because he has a slight health problem, but he should be available for Sunday.
"Materazzi is a good player, but I don't think he will be coming here, simply because we don't need him."
Ancelotti also confirmed that new signing Marcio Amoroso will be handed his first start for the club since joining from Sao Paulo in the Coppa Italia clash against Palermo on Wednesday.
"He will play from the kick-off. We are at an important time of the season where every game is important, including Coppa Italia matches."