The Rossoneri are looking for a new man to wear the armband after Massimo Ambrosini’s contract was not renewed.
The midfielder has beaten competition from veteran shot-stopper Christian Abbiati for the honour.
“Montolivo will be Milan’s captain,” Vice-President Adriano Galliani commented. “I’ve spoken with Abbiati and there are no problems.”
Italian international Montolivo, signed on a Bosman free transfer from Fiorentina, is thought to have caught the attention of Sevilla.
Reports yesterday claimed that they had bid €20m for the former Atalanta playmaker.
“Montolivo is not for sale,” Galliani continued. “We won’t be selling him to anybody.
“Anyway, at this moment in time, no Spanish club – apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid – can spend €20m for one player.”
Montolivo, who did wear the armband at times last term, scored four goals in 32 League games during his maiden Diavolo campaign.
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