Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has denied reports linking the Rossoneri with a January swoop for Parma striker Alberto Gilardino.

Milan are reportedly looking for back-up following Filippo Inzaghi’s latest injury setback.

Ancelotti was rumoured to have targeted Gilardino, but the Milan coach claims he is happy with the strikers ast the club.

“We don’t need to buy a new striker in January,” said Ancelotti. “I’m sure we will make good things with our four forwards.

“Everything is telling us that at the beginning of February, Inzaghi could be at his best, and so there isn’t the need to replace him.

“Crespo and Tomasson are growing and we feel good with what we have.”

Gilardino, meanwhile, has once again reaffirmed his commitment to Parma.

“I’m staying here,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “In the last six months, it has seemed that many teams have wanted me: Milan, Juve, Real Madrid. And you have seen where I have remained.

“It is either that they don’t have the will to buy me or, which would be better, that Parma didn’t want to sell.

“I am happy to have made the choice to stay at Parma. I have no fear of relegation. We want to get the points that will allow us to comfortably survive.

“After that, I would like to win something. The Coppa Italia or Uefa Cup would be good.”