AC Milan has said that they have still not given up hope on the signing of Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani, who spent one season on loan with the Italian club, according to the Liverpool news website. It was initially thought that AC Milan would not be interested in making the loan move permanent due to the presence of a number of midfielders at the club.

However, the exit of players like Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf has made them rethink their decision over the Italian. Alberto Aquilani has been a major disappointment at Liverpool ever since arriving at the club many seasons ago for around £ 20 million to play alongside Steven Gerrard.

It is thought that Liverpool were interested in cutting their losses by selling the midfielder for around £ 12 million, while AC Milan were preferred to pay only around £ 6 million. AC Milan were looking at the possibility of replacing the players like Clarence Seedorf and Gattuso with Mathieu Flamini.

However, the decision made by the former Arsenal midfielder to leave the club as well has put them in a tight situation. As a result, they have returned with the statement that they will not rule out a move for Alberto Aquilani. Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers recently confirmed that he is prepared to give Aquilani a chance at Liverpool.

"Before August 31, another midfielder will arrive, it could be Aquilani or somebody else. We haven't spoken yet to Aquilani. He is a Liverpool player. The time has expired for Flamini and we have already told his lawyer that we will not wait any longer," said Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani. Mathieu Flamini came to AC Milan on a free transfer from Arsenal back in 2008, but has failed to establish himself as one of the regular first team players. As a result, he has decided to leave the club.