AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has moved to quash reports linking him with a switch to Newcastle this summer.
Gazetta dello Sport report that he met with super agent Jorge Mendes recently to discuss his next move with the Premier League thought to be the preferred destination.
However, Gennaro Gattuso, who has guided Milan into Champions League contention this season, has reacted to the stories circulating the Italian football circuit.
But Gattuso said: “We often see each other, I like good food and to talk about football. Newcastle? Unfounded rumours. I repeat, with Mendes, it is just a great friendship.”
But despite having a contract until 2021, Gattuso has been tipped to leave Milan this summer.