Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti is convinced that Andrii Shevchenko is not interested in joining Chelsea.

Chelsea have repeatedly been linked with the Ukrainian striker, with club owner Roman Abramovich keen to exploit his friendship with Shevchenko to persuade him to move to London.

Though the striker has frequently claimed he wants to stay with Milan, speculation concerning a move to England refuses to go away.

Ancelotti is confident that the 29-year-old wants to remain in Italy.

“I don’t think he’s interested in Chelsea,” Ancelotti told Sky Sports News.

“He wants to stay with us.

“He has a special relationship with AC Milan.”

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