Adriano Galliani not travelling to meet Pep Guardiola for talks over AC Milan job

Pep Guardiola: Linked with the AC Milan job but Adriano Galliani has played down speculation

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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has dismissed speculation linking Pep Guardiola with the manager's job at the San Siro.

Guardiola, who won three consecutive Primera LIga titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies with Barcelona, is taking a year's sabbatical in New York while he decides what to do with his future.

The 41-year-old handed the reins to assistant Tito Vilanova on his departure for the United States, but Barca have continued to prosper, the new boss dropping just two points as he bids to wrestle the Spanish title back from Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, questions have been raised over the long-term job prospects of Rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Milan have lost four of their opening seven Serie A games and, despite a mini-revival, Sunday night's derby defeat against Inter Milan has brought Allegri's performance back into the spotlight.

But Galliani insists his forthcoming trip to the United States is not being bankrolled by club president Silvio Berlusconi.

He told Tuttosport: "I don't have any plans to travel to New York to meet Pep Guardiola. I am going to New York soon, but only to see my daughter.

"Is Berlusconi ready to sell the club? Absolutely not."