Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists AC Milan have not made contact over a deal for striker Andy Carroll.
Pier Silvio Berlusconi, president of Mediaset - the holding company that owns AC Milan - and the son of club owner Silvio Berlusconi, last week urged his father to make a move for the England international this summer, while newspaper reports on Monday morning suggested the Italian giants were considering launching a loan bid for the 23-year-old.
However, according to Rodgers, Milan are yet to contact the club about Carroll, and insists the £35million signing is still an important part of his plans.
"He's a good player, Andy. He will always be linked whether he was here or not," Carroll told Sky Sports News.
"I have spoken to Andy on his holidays and he knows exactly where he stands. He's a very good young player and he will be linked with clubs like that because he's such a good player."
When asked if Milan had made an approach, Rodgers added: "I haven't heard anything from them at all."
The former Swansea City manager also hinted that Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani, who spent last season on loan at Lille and Milan respectively, could be involved next season.
"Both players are back," he added.
"I had a good chat with Alberto the other day. He's a good guy and it obviously hasn't quite worked out for him as of yet. But he's a player that has got the qualities, the technical ability, to play.
"What's going to be important for every player is that they have the steel and the mindset to play. That's something I will find out about all of the players during pre-season."