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Liverpool target & potential Sterling replacement makes decisive statement on his future; criticises British media

France international Jeremy Menez has insisted that he will not be leaving AC Milan this summer, despite reported interest from Liverpool.

Speaking to Le Corriere dello Sport [via Le 10 Sport], the wideman has confirmed that he sees his immediate future with the Rossoneri and will be with the San Siro giants next term.

“I am not going to leave,” the midfielder began, “contrary to what the British and French press are saying.”

The playmaker only arrived at AC Milan last year after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, but has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield over the last few weeks and months.

The Express reported earlier in the month that the player’s agent had suggested that, contrary reports, a £10.5 million bid had not been made for the attacker.

The 28-year-old impressed for the Lombardy heavyweights last term, in what was a difficult campaign, as he managed 16 goals and four assists in 33 league outings.

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He demonstrated his versatility as both a striker and an attacking midfielder, while his class was also evident when he starred in wide areas.

In this sense, the player could have been able to go some way to replacing the menace from the flanks and in offensive areas Liverpool lost with the £49 million sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City [The Guardian]. The England international moved to the Etihad Stadium earlier in the summer after having made clear his desire to leave Anfield.

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