Kanoute would welcome Milan move

Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute has welcomed AC Milan's reported interest in him. The 31-year-old former Tottenham and West Ham forward has been linked with a summer switch to the San Siro.

Sevilla are believed to be willing to let the Mali international leave as his contract is set to expire at the end of next season.

"My ambition has always been to play for a great high-quality team and it is a fantastic feeling to be tracked by Milan," said Kanoute. "I have always said that Sevilla are a fantastic club, but you never know in life. Milan have so many marvellous players and it is a dream move. However, we will have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season."

However, one player who seems certain to be staying at the club is Enzo Maresca, whose agent insists the midfielder will not be moving to Internazionale this summer.

It had been reported that Inter were keen to sign the former Juventus player at the end of this season but his agent Candido Fortunato believes that scenario is extremely unlikely.

He said: "Maresca has a contract with Sevilla until 2011. Inter? I think it's just paper talk which is linked to the past. There hasn't been any contact from anyone whatsoever. I certainly don't think Maresca will return to Italy and play for Inter.There is always a will to return to Italy, but for now it's far too early to talk about teams and contracts."

Elsewhere in Spain, Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart believes the arrival of Juande Ramos at Real Madrid was disastrous for him. The 26-year-old midfielder has started only one match since the turn of the year and is currently being linked with a summer transfer.

"I believe that clearly I am the biggest loser from the departure of Bernd Schuster and then the arrival of Juande Ramos," He told De Telegraaf. "Apparently the coach does not trust me and that is that. If I had the feeling that I could change things then I would speak to him, but right now I do not have many hopes. It has been one of the hardest times of my career."

voicesSiobhan Norton on why she eventually changed her mind
Life and Style
fashion Designs are part of feminist art project by a British student
Snoop Dogg pictured at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees' Night in February, 2013
people... says Snoop Dogg
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
food + drinkZebra meat is exotic and lean - but does it taste good?
Arts and Entertainment
Residents of Derby Road in Southampton oppose filming of Channel 4 documentary Immigration Street in their community
Scottish singer Susan Boyle will perform at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow
commonwealth games
Lane Del Rey performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2014
people... but none of them helped me get a record deal, insists Lana Del Rey
Arts and Entertainment
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars in Hercules
filmReview: The Rock is a muscular Davy Crockett in this preposterous film, says Geoffrey Macnab
Caption competition
Caption competition

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating

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

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
Paranoid parenting is on the rise - and our children are suffering because of it

Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
For sale: Island where the Magna Carta was sealed

Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn