AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists the collapse of talks for Real Madrid midfielder Emerson is no great setback.

"When a negotiation is underway, it can sometimes fail, but there was no special reason," said Ancelotti.

"In any case, I believe this team is already competitive as it is. We had eyed Emerson because he could have been an interesting addition, but he will not arrive and that isn't a problem.

"We are not discussing any other players, the main structure of the team is fine and I am especially confident in the midfield, which is a reliable department."