Statement regarding Mark Milligan

Melbourne Victory wishes to advise that midfielder Mark Milligan will remain with the club until at least the end of the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League season.

Despite recent reports linking the 32-year-old with a move to Saudi Arabia, Head Coach Kevin Muscat said the club's position is that Milligan is not for sale.

"There's always going to be interest in a player of Mark's calibre, but Mark is a contracted Melbourne Victory player, and, more importantly, a required one," said Muscat.

"Significant planning, time and effort went into building our squad for this season and Mark's signing was an integral part of that, so the club is not prepared to entertain offers for his services."

"A formal offer was lodged and subsequently rejected - that's as far as it went," added Muscat.

Milligan is available for Friday's Australia Day clash with Sydney FC at AAMI Park.