AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he wants to add new centre-half to his squad before the summer transfer deadline falls.

"The club wants to reinforce the group of central defenders at our disposal, but only with a first choice and not a second-string player," said Ancelotti yesterday.

"Unfortunately, the clubs that have these top players tend to keep hold of them."

Asked about Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez, Ancelotti added: "Marquez has the right characteristics and experience, but I don't think Barcelona will sell him."