AC Milan management stand by the decision to reimburse angry fans for their season tickets.

Milan ultras are furious at a summer that has seen players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf, Gennaro Gattuso, Mark Van Bommel and Pippo Inzaghi leave.

"The decision to reimburse season ticket holders has nothing to do with any legal action," insisted director Leandro Cantamessa.

"It is an issue of style and a response to those who are unhappy. After all, a season ticket holder for a football club is like that of a theatre season. The substitution of a tenor does not equate with reimbursement.

"We are not obliged to play those who are in the squad at the time of the season ticket purchase."