Genoa defender Domenico Criscito will not be departing for Milan during the winter transfer window, according to president Enrico Preziosi.
Milan are interested in signing the Italian international full-back on a co-ownership deal before purchasing him outright in the summer in a deal valued at approximately €10 million.
Preziosi also denied the Grifoni were negotiating a deal for ostracised Fiorentina striker Adrian Mutu.
"Criscito won't move from Genoa even if there was a bomb," the outspoken patron told Sky Sports.
"Mutu? There are no talks."
Despite Preziosi's statements many sections of the Italian press still believe the Rossoneri will continue to push for the 24-year-old defender in the hope of acquiring him this winter to solve their problems at full-back.
Criscito has also been linked with Fiorentina and Napoli over the past several weeks.