Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino would only leave his current club for Napoli, his agent has revealed.
The Italy international has lost his place in the starting line-up at the start of the season, which led to speculations linking him with a January move away from San Siro.
Nocerino has since reclaimed his starting berth and is no longer thinking about leaving the club, according to his representative.
“I don’t think Nocerino will leave,” agent Marco Sommella told Radio CRC. “He has a long contract and he’s just won his place back in the starting eleven.”
The 27-year-old, who was born in Naples, remains a big fan of his boyhood club, hoping to join the Azzurri at one point in the future.
“He’s a Napoli fan. We’ll leave the door open and he’ll be the happiest man in the world if he one day plays for Napoli. Otherwise, he’ll just continue to be a professional.”
Antonio Nocerino proved to be a bargain of the summer in 2011, having scored 10 goals in 35 Serie A appearances for Milan since joining the club in a €500,000 deal from Palermo.
The combative midfielder has featured in 10 league matches this season, but has yet to get on the score sheet.