• Premier League

Zapata rules out move to United

ESPN staff
December 17, 2013
Christian Zapata joined AC Milan in May © PA Photos

Christian Zapata insists he is not thinking about a move to Manchester United and is happy to stay at AC Milan.

The 27-year-old has been linked with the Premier League champions in recent weeks and tipped as a possible successor to United's veteran centre-backs, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

And United first-team coach Phil Neville has reportedly scouted the Colombian, who joined Milan in May after a successful season on loan at the San Siro from Villarreal.

But, when asked about United after Monday's 2-2 draw with Roma, Zapata replied: "No, I do not know anything. I just think about Milan. I have a contract until 2016 and I want to stay here."

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani's agent suggested the Paris Saint-Germain striker is another reported target who is unlikely to end up at Old Trafford in January.

The Uruguay striker only joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, when he signed from Napoli for €64 million.

His agent Claudio Anellucci told Italian television: "There is nothing that is brewing. He remains in Paris.

"He's fine. Napoli was a nice chapter, like the one in Palermo, but he goes on always trying to improve as a player and his experience. Paris is an important moment for him."

Cavani, the sixth-most expensive footballer ever, has scored 14 goals so far for the club.

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