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Milan play down Henry link

09 Jun 2007 - 15:12:43

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down talk of a move for Thierry Henry after admitting it would be "difficult" to lure the striker away from Arsenal.

Henry is reportedly a target of Champions League winners this summer, while long-term admirers Barcelona's have once again been linked with the Gunners captain.

Earlier in the week the France international admitted it was "great to hear" he had been targeted by Milan, but Ancelotti isn't anticipating a move for the former Juventus and Monaco striker as he remains under a long-term contract.

"He is a very good forward, but not the only forward, there are other good strikers," Ancelotti told Sky Sports News.

"Henry has a contract with another club and it is difficult to buy players who have a contract."

Meanwhile, team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor has urged Henry to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

"He is the best player of the team, he is one of the best players in the world," said the Togo international.

"He is one of the biggest players we missed during the season and if he is there (next year) we will be happy because he is still there to score.

"We hope he is going to stay."


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