Milan downplay Rafinha reports

Milan have poured cold water on rumours linking them to out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcantara.

Marco Fassone, the general manager of the Rossoneri, said after the club’s signing of Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic they are now focused on selling players rather than further purchases.

“We're being linked with a lot of really good players, but we have not had any contact with Barcelona for him,” Fassone told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“With the arrival of Kalinic, our transfer business is essentially complete. Now we're just looking to complete the sale of one or two players and if somebody were to leave then we would take a look around.

“We've got quite a lot of midfielders so let's see if anybody goes and in that case, we could evaluate our squad.”

The Brazilian has a current deal at the Camp Nou until June 2020 but wants first-team football, especially in light of next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The midfielder has struggled with injuries since rupturing his ACL against Roma in 2015, scoring seven times in 28 appearances last season.

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