Unhappy Gattuso wants Chelsea move

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AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso would be interested in following former coach Carlo Ancelotti to Chelsea, according to his agent.

Gattuso, 31, is said to be disappointed by the Rossoneri's decision to allow Ancelotti to leave to take the reins at Stamford Bridge.

The Italy international's agent also claims his client is so disaffected that he too would consider ending his own 10-year association with the club.

Gattuso has previously played in Britain after spending one season at Glasgow Rangers.

"The rapport between Gattuso and Ancelotti is very strong," said Andrea D'Amico.

"He was deeply disappointed by the decision to change the boss. Gattuso is very attached to Ancelotti the manager.

"Gennaro has the characteristics and the qualities needed to play in the English league."

Meanwhile, exasperated AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani has warned Wolfsburg that the Rossoneri's interest in striker Edin Dzeko could be waning.

Galliani has been annoyed by quotes attributed to Wolfsburg vice-president Stephan Gruehsem who said earlier this week that the Bosnia international was not for sale.

The 23-year-old scored 26 goals to help his club to the Bundesliga title last season, attracting interest from a number of clubs across the continent.

AC Milan are leading the chase to sign him, although Galliani said: "If they don't change their stance, we will turn to other objectives."

Elsewhere, Internazionale striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims he knows where his future lies and is calm despite the speculation surrounding his future.

The Sweden striker has been linked with a move to Barcelona but is remaining coy on his future plans.

"I speak to my agent every day and I know already what my future is," said Ibrahimovic.

"I prefer not to reveal it for the time being where I will play as I'd rather keep it to myself.

"I am not worried. In fact, I feel very well."

Napoli have denied receiving any bids for coveted Argentina striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The 24-year-old South American is reported to be a summer transfer target for Liverpool, but Napoli general director Pierpaolo Marino insists his club have received no formal notes of interest.

"Napoli have not received any requests for Lavezzi from official channels," he said.

"We own his contract and we have not placed Lavezzi on the market."