AC Milan insist a deal for Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani could still happen.

Aquilani's agent appeared to shut the door on a return to the Rossonero earlier this week.

"Before August 31, another midfielder will arrive, it could be Aquilani or somebody else," Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We haven't spoken yet to Aquilani. He is a Liverpool player."