Ex-Arsenal enforcer Flamini set to snub City move and pen new deal at Milan

24 March 2010 10:56
AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini would rather remain at the San Siro than return to England amid reports the Rossoneri are set to offer the France international a new contract.   

Flamini was linked with a move to Manchester City in January and interest is expected to increase when the transfer window re-opens in the summer.  

City target: Flamini (centre) says his priority is to stay at Milan

The former Arsenal midfielder has been a bit-part player for most ofthe season but has started three of Milan's last four matches and iskeen to extend his stay.  

Up for the battle: Flamini challenges for the ball with United's Paul Scholes

'I'm following the interest towards me of big English clubs. But my priority is Milan,' Flamini said in L'Equipe.  

'I'm at a legendary club, one of the greatest in the world. I feelvery good there, I'm counting on imposing myself, at this moment I'm infull possession of my abilities.'  

Flamini signed a four-year deal with Milan in 2008 after leaving Arsenal on a free transfer.

Reports suggest the Serie A giants are considering offering the26-year-old a two-year extension, something vice-president AdrianoGalliani has hinted at.  

'We are counting on him,' he said. 'Mathieu has already had playing time, he's playing, we're pleased with him.'

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