Milan chief rules out Huntelaar move

AC Milan sporting director Ariedo Braida has insisted that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - reportedly wanted by several Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Everton and West Ham United - will not be leaving the San Siro on loan this month.

The 26-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Real Madrid last summer having struggled to establish himself at the Bernabeu, scoring eight league goals in 20 appearances.

However, his move to Milan has not panned out as planned, with the former Ajax man netting just three Serie A goals for Leonardo's outfit, two coming in injury-time against Catania in November.

With the Dutchman finding first-team outings hard to come by once more, he publicly stated his desire to secure a loan move for the remainder of the season in order to sharpen his skills ahead of the World Cup.

Gunners' supremo Arsene Wenger was believed to be at the front of the queue for his signature, having admitted he was on the lookout for a forward after losing Robin van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner and Eduardo through injury.

However, Milan chief Braida has stated that Huntelaar will not be granted his transfer wish, and will have to force his way into Leonardo's first-team plans.

"Huntelaar will stay here, every other discussion is superficial," he told

"Arsenal? No. I repeat the player will stay at Milan."