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Pirlo rules out Milan exit

08 Jun 2008 - 11:58:09

AC Milan and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has vowed to stay at the San Siro, despite interest from clubs in both England and Spain.

The likes of Chelsea and Barcelona had been linked with moves to sign Pirlo this summer, but the 29-year-old is content to stay put.

He commented: "I feel good at Milan and I'm happy to stay. A few years ago there could have been a different situation.

"Milan could have been relegated to Serie B and there was a possibility I would have left.

"Now we're in Serie A and despite missing out on next year's Champions League, we're in the middle of something special.

"I've only won one Scudetto and now I want to win another. I had offers from Spain and England.

"It's flattering to be wanted by such prestigious sides, but I'm in the world's strongest side and I have no intention of leaving."

Pirlo has been with the Rossoneri since the summer of 2001, having previously played for Brescia, Internazionale and Reggina, while he was also a key player in Italy's World Cup success two years ago.

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