Chelsea striker Andrei Shevchenko has played down talk that he wants to return to Milan.
Milan president Silvio Berlusconi claimed over the weekend that Shevchenko had revealed his desire to return to Milan.
However, the Ukrainian claims he was merely being polite to Berlusconi.
“There’s nothing in it,” Shevchenko told Corriere dello Sera.
“The phrase I made that I wanted to return was out of simple courtesy.”
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani also ruled out the possibility of Shevchenko making a return.
“It is technically impossible,” said Galliani.
“Shevchenko is a non-European player and his (non-European) spot has been taken by Ricardo Oliveira, full stop.
“The president thinks ahead to the future and speaks about feelings but he doesn’t look at the acquisitions.
“Hence, there’s no point in remembering the rest, that Sheva is a Chelsea player, that they paid lots of millions for him and that he made a life choice, etc.”