Villarreal sporting director Jose Manuel Llaneza has denied reports that Giuseppe Rossi will join AC Milan this summer.

Rumours had emerged that Massimiliano Allegri was looking at the forward as a possible replacement for PSG -departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Llaneza was quoted in Milannews denying that a deal for the striker was already in place between the two clubs.

"Rossi to Milan? This is the first I've heard of it, so what is there to say?

"It is clear that there is nothing to say in regards to this. There is nothing."

The 25-year-old New Jersey native has been with the Yellow Submarine since 2007.

In April, he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the right knee for the second time in a year and is expected to be sidelined until March.

Villarreal are selling many of their stars following relegation from the Primera Liga, and earlier this week let Borja Valero and Gonzalo Rodriguez go to Fiorentina .