Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down suggestions that the club are interested in signing Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

Henry, nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year, attracted rave notices for his role in Arsenal’s 5-1 dismantling of Inter last week and there had been reports that Milan were keen to sign the French striker.

However, Anncelotti has dismissed the reports, claiming he is happy with his current strikers Andrei Shevchenko and Ê Filippo Inzaghi.

“Henry is a big player, but I don’t think Milan will buy him,” he said.

“Personally I won’t swap him with the forwards I already have here.”

The prospect of Henry returning to Serie A, where he endured an unhappy spell with Juventus prior to his move to Arsenal, seem remote. He has repeatedly stated he would never play in Italy again and recently signed an extension too his contract at Arsenal.