Gennaro Gattuso's agent has insisted that the midfielder will be staying at AC Milan.
The Italy international has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea, where former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti now resides.
But Gattuso's representative, Andrea D'Amico, has moved to dampen the speculation.
He said: "I have never said that Gattuso will leave.
"There could be offers for him by clubs because who wouldn't want a player like Gattuso?
"Rino [Gattuso] was saddened to see Ancelotti leave because he has a special relationship with him.
"[But] his mission is at Milan and he wants to stay."
Gattuso, who missed most of the season with a knee injury, is currently on international duty with Italy in South Africa, preparing for the Confederations Cup.