Zambrotta staying put
Agent denies Milan talk
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: December 6, 2007 8:12pm
Zambrotta: Set to stay
Gianluca Zambrotta's agent has denied claims that the Italian international is set to join Milan in January.
The 30-year-old moved to Barcelona in 2006 following the Azzurri's World Cup success, but reports claim he and his family are far from settled in Catalunya.
Zambrotta has been linked with a return to Serie A - but his agent Marcello Bonetto says he will not be leaving Camp Nou.
"He certainly won't move in January," Bonetto told El Mundo Deportivo.
"The Spanish press are renowned for writing with poor information and are scarcely trustworthy.
"It's far too early to talk about a move to Milan for Zambrotta, even though we know that the Rossoneri have high regard for my client.
"I don't think that there has been any direct contact between the two clubs.
"He was in Como recently and even then there was no meeting with Milan as they are a club who proceed through the correct channels and they would talk to Barcelona first.
"Zambrotta still has three years on his contract and it's not true that he has problems with Barcelona. His first priority is to win something with the Blaugranas.
"Obviously an Italian player with family near Milan would see a move to the Diavolo as a good option, but for now it is just a statement of intent."