Adriano Galliani has dismissed speculation that Manchester City and AC Milan could be set to swap strikers Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy.
The Rossoneri vice-president was asked about reports - which began in the English press – linking the 20-year-old forward with a move to the Premier League. But Galliani was in no mood to entertain the idea of losing a player who currently leads Serie A scoring charts with eight goals.
He told a press conference: "Enough of this talk. He has a contract until 2017 and soon he will sign an extension until 2018. El Shaarawy is an enchanting player."
However, the Milan official then made a comment about Balotelli which is sure to see speculation continue.
Galliani added: "It is true, I love him madly, even if it can also be said that not every love in life can have a happy ending…"