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Milan deny Fuentes link

AC Milan have released a statement to deny any links with Dr Eufemiano Fuentes following insinuations the club were involved in Operacion Puerto.

Fuentes, the doctor at the centre of the Operacion Puerto doping case, recently admitted to having worked with footballers as well as cyclists and athletes, but has so far refused to disclose the names of those involved.

Spanish paper El Pais published a document allegedly being used as evidence in the case that suggested the San Siro side worked with Fuentes in 2005, but they have stressed they have never been in touch with the Spaniard.

“AC Milan have never had direct or indirect contact of any nature with Dr Eufemiano Fuentes,” the statement reads.

“Any references to the activities of Dr Fuentes in relation to Milan are the result of false interpretations or a mistake.

“Milan reserve the right to take legal action against anyone who claims, suggests or insinuates something contradictory.”

Operacion Puerto investigated allegations of doping in sport and the suspected supply of several high-profile cyclists with EPO and other performance-enhancing drugs.

Police working on the operation arrested Fuentes in 2006 and seized 200 blood bags from his premises. He is currently on trial in Spain charged with breaking public health laws.

Wed 6 February, 2013
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