Vasco da Gama claim to have received no bid from AC Milan for Dede

Dede: Continues to be heavily linked with a summer move to AC Milan

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Brazilian outfit Vasco da Gama have refuted reports suggesting that AC Milan have made an offer for Dede.

The Serie A outfit have been heavily linked with the highly-rated centre-half for some time.

Speculation over recent weeks has suggested that an offer has been tabled for the talented 24-year-old.

Vasco, however, insist no transfer talks have been held, with Milan's supposed interest little more than gossip at present.

Club president Roberto Dinamite told Milannews.it: "I read about Milan's offer but this is just news, it's not concrete fact.

"Nothing official has come to us and without that we can't open negotiations."

He added: "There is a price and we will have to see if Milan want to reach that value. I can't speculate on that, you will have to speak with them.

"Of course the player likes Milan. The club is enticing.

"He could play in Italy and has a lot of potential. He is a national team player and could contribute a lot. Let's see if we receive any offers, and whether they interest both Vasco and the player."