Novara have ruled themselves out of the running for AC Milan striker Pippo Inzaghi.

The veteran intends to leave Milan next month in search of regular first team football.

"Inzaghi in Novara? A fantastic player who has made history in Italian football. But I do not think an operation is feasible, because I have a feeling that he will decide to stay with Milan," said Novara chief Mauro Pederzoli to TMW.