Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti says there is “no way” Arturo Vidal will leave the club, but Renato Sanches could be on his way.
Manchester United are rumoured to be chasing both midfielders but Ancelotti ruled out any move for Vidal.
“There is no way. Vidal is our player, I have a lot of confidence,” said the Italian.
Speaking in Singapore on the eve of a friendly with Chelsea, Ancelotti said about Sanches: “It could be a possibility, but it can also be a possibility to stay with us. At this moment Renato is training with us.”
AC Milan, who have already spent over £160m on 10 new signings this summer, were believed to be pursuing a two-year loan deal for the player with the option to make the arrangement permanent.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz-Rummenigge confirmed they were open to such a deal but also admitted he doubts Milan are willing to meet their asking price, which currently stands at £42m.
He said: ‘He won’t get enough minutes at Bayern, so we’re willing to negotiate a loan deal and maybe beyond that.’
‘I’m not the coach, but I think Renato needs regular football. I can confirm Milan’s interest, but talks didn’t progress last week.