Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has denied reports claiming he was being lined up to take over at Milan next summer.

Reports claim that Carlo Ancelotti will be sacked at the end of the season, if Milan end the season empty-handed again.

Ex-Milan midfielder Rijkaard has been tipped to replace his former team-mate at San Siro.

But Rijkaard was swift to denu the rports.

“I absolutely don’t think about Milan,” Rijkaard told Sky Italia.

“It is always necessary to respect those who are working for the other sides.

“My heart will always be with Ancelotti and [Mauro] Tassotti and for those who work at Milan.

“My affection goes to them but talking about a move there is wrong.”