AC Milan deny interest in selling Suso amid links to Liverpool return
AC Milan have dismissed speculation linking Suso with a move to Liverpool this winter, saying they would not even accept an offer of €80 million for him in the current transfer window.
Suso joined Liverpool from Cadiz in 2010 but was unable to break into their first team on a regular basis. After a spell on loan with Almeria, he joined Milan in 2015 and penned a new contract through to 2022 with the Rossoneri in the summer.
That deal includes a clause in his contract whereby he can leave in the summer for €40m, or €50m if Milan qualify for the Champions League.
But Milan said in a statement on their website in response to a report by Tuttosport that the Spanish midfielder was eyeing a winter move by insisting they have no intention of letting him leave just six months after signing that deal.
"Milan were very clear with Suso in the summer: We're not selling you even for €80 million," the statement said. "That was how the outstanding Spaniard was convinced in September to sign a new contract in what was a very important operation for Milan.
"All the Rossoneri players mentioned today and these days as potential transfer targets are absolutely part of the project, from [Lucas] Biglia to [Nikola] Kalinic and [Manuel] Locatelli."
Suso has scored five goals in 18 Serie A outings this season, adding a further goal in the Europe League and netting one in the Coppa Italia.
The 24-year-old also made his senior debut for Spain last November, featuring in the 3-3 friendly draw with Russia.
He has been linked with a return to Merseyside following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last week.
Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.