Italy and AC Milan striker Alberto Gilardino has rejected reports that he could feature in a swap deal with Internazionale forward Adriano.

Brazilian Adriano has been omitted from Inter´s Champions League squad because of poor form while Gilardino has failed to reach with the Rossoneri the level he showed at previous club Parma.

However, the 25-year-old Gilardino, a member of Italy´s World Cup winning squad, insisted the rumours were without foundation.

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