AC Milan have rejected reports that they have agreed a deal with Ralf Rangnick to take over as the new manager for next season.

Reports emanated from Italy yesterday that the 62-year-old German is set to take over a double role both as a manager and technical director at the club starting from the 2020/2021 football season but Milan has officially rebuffed the claim.

The Rossonerri has been on the heels of the former Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig manager as talks were held with Rangnick to replace both the current manager Stefano Pioli and technical director Paolo Maldini going into next season before the coronavirus pandemic.

Milan has denied such reports saying no decision has been taken.

“No technical decision has been taken or will be taken by Milan before the end of the season, and once again the maximum support and confidence of the leadership in Pioli and the team is confirmed.”

AC Milan, seventh on the Serie A table have a crucial encounter today in the league against leaders Juventus as they continue their chase for a European slot ahead of next season.