Ancelotti confirms AC Milan and Chelsea target Renato Sanches 'will stay'

Ancelotti confirms AC Milan and Chelsea target Renato Sanches 'will stay'

Ancelotti confirms AC Milan and Chelsea target Renato Sanches 'will stay'

Antonio Conte has missed out on another top transfer target this summer as Renato Sanches has chosen to join AC Milan, according to the Mirror.

Sanches moved to Bayern from Benfica only 12 months ago but the 19-year-old has struggled for a regular starting spot under manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Portugal worldwide is considered highly-rated despite having a below par campaign last season, with Antonio Conte of the belief that he would gel in well with the reining Premier League champions, with one of their key holding midfielders Nemanja Matic looking set to move to title rivals Manchester United.

"Renato Sanches will stay with us until the end of the transfer window", the Italian rather bluntly declared in a press conference quoted by Squawka.

Manchester United were thought to be interested after Jose Mourinho admitted last summer that he was interested in signing Sanches, but confusion surrounding United's managerial situation last summer, saw them miss out.

"He's started the season with us and he'll stay with us until the end of the transfer window, on August 31". He played well in our last game'.

United, who targeted Sanches last summer, also hold interest while AC Milan were said to be in pole position to secure his services for the 2017-18 campaign.

Since Bayern may be open to a loan but most likely not open to a sale, it's not all that surprising to see this bid rejected.

The Bayern Munich midfielder is being linked with Milan.

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