AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Alberto Gilardino is a major part of their plans this season.

Galliani said: "We have total confidence in Alberto, president (Silvio) Berlusconi yesterday spoke with him and he has been assured that there's no talk of swaps or sales. With Inzaghi, Ronaldo and Pato he will form a beautiful attacking unit, we believe in him.

"The talk of a swap for Adriano was fantasy football."