Fabiano's AC Milan deal 'dead'

Luis Fabiano's proposed move from Sevilla to AC Milan has reached a "dead end", according to the Italian club.





The Brazil striker was believed to be on the verge of joining the Rossoneri for a fee in the region of £20million.

But Milan director Leonardo Cantamessa has now revealed that the two clubs have reached a stalemate over the proposed transfer.

"The negotiations for Luis Fabiano have reached a dead end," he said. "You need to ask (vice-president Adriano) Galliani if there will be another offer, but at this moment I really don't think so."

Elsewhere, Coach Ciro Ferrara has revealed that Juventus are close to completing the signing of Felipe Melo.

Juve turned their attention to the Brazil and Fiorentina midfielder after being unable to agree a fee with Udinese for Gaetano D'Agostino during a protracted transfer saga.

"Everyone knows I admire D'Agostino and we followed him for a long time, but for various reasons the deal did not go through," admitted Ferrara.

"He didn't arrive and so we did not think twice about taking Melo when the chance came along.

"We were convinced Melo would be the right choice and we based our selection on the value and quality of the player. We made an important move for an important player.

"He completed his medicals and now I hope he puts pen to paper."

Meanwhile, Ferrara claims Pavel Nedved is considering returning to the club as part of his backroom staff.

Nedved ended his eight-year association with the Turin club at the end of the last Serie A season and has yet to decide whether to play on for one more year.

But Ferrara believes the former Czech Republic midfielder and his ex-Juve team-mate is giving serious thought to taking up a coaching role with the Bianconeri.

"I spoke to Pavel last night and I have the impression that at the moment he wants to take a break, but he's very interested in our proposal," he said. "He will work on the pitch with me. It's not official yet."

Marko Arnautovic has warned Internazionale he will not be happy with a place on the bench when he completes his expected move to the Italian champions.

The 20-year-old FC Twente forward is currently recovering from a fractured foot - with help from the Inter medical staff - before officially completing his 11million euro switch from the Dutch club.

"I'm trying to heal quickly. I am working many hours a day with the medical staff of Inter to recuperate as quickly as possible," he said. "I look forward to training with all my team-mates.

"I want to play, the bench is not enough for me."

Sport
Romelu Lukaku
sportChelsea striker sends second teasing tweet of the day
News
peopleHowards' Way actress, and former mistress of Jeffrey Archer, was 60
News
Robyn Lawley
people
Sport
Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura sprays a line after calling for a free kick for Brazil
sport
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
5 best waterproof cameras

Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz