Galliani: Cristante's future is at Milan

The Rossoneri CEO has shelved the idea of allowing the 18-year-old to spend the rest of the season with either Atletico Madrid, Genoa or Parma

Adriano Galliani insists there is no chance of AC Milan letting Bryan Cristante go out on loan after the winger's impressive performance in Monday's Serie A win over Atalanta.

The Rossoneri CEO is adamant that the 18-year-old, who scored his first goal for the club in the 3-0 win at San Siro, is staying put - despite talk of a temporary move to Atletico Madrid, Genoa or Parma until the end of the season.

“He’s going nowhere. I have already spoken to him and his agent and he won’t be moving,” Galliani told the club’s official website.

“He’ll carve out some space for himself here at AC Milan. He scored a similar goal in the Uefa Youth League against Barcelona.

“Cristante has made his debut when he’s still a teenager and should still be a youth team player. But we’re starting to bring some youth players through to the first team and that’s pleasing.”

Cristante, meanwhile, has promised to work hard in order to try and keep his place in Massimiliano Allegri’s starting 11.

“I always train well and I hope I’ll have more chances to play. I’m happy playing wide or in the middle and I’ll do whatever the coach asks me to do,” the youngster declared.

“It’s definitely pleasing that the club wants to keep me here. I just want to keep on pushing ahead and grow as best I can.

“Monday was emotional, my first match at the San Siro. I’m very happy with my debut and we’re a good group. [Mario] Balotelli told me to stay calm ahead of the match.”