Milan have warned loan-signing David Beckham that he should not look to play a part in the UEFA Cup.
Beckham, 33, is eligible to play with the Italian giants in Europe after joining on loan from LA Galaxy until March.
But Milan vice president Adriano Galliani insists the midfielder may not be used, as he will not be at San Siro to feature in the latter stages.
Galliani said, "Beckham is in good physical condition.
"He will be here with us for nine Serie A games and will also play some friendlies.
"We will then consider whether to include him or not in our UEFA Cup squad because eventually he would only be able to play up to the first and second leg of the last 16 of the competition.
"We will make this decision by the end of January."
Milan will play Werder Bremen in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup at last Friday's draw.