Pirlo rejected Milan exit

Rossoneri ace has no intention of leaving San Siro

Milan's Italy international star Andrea Pirlo has confirmed he recently rejected the chance to join Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Reports in England and Spain have suggested all three clubs offered around 50million Euros (£39.9million) for the 29-year-old midfielder.

However, the former Brescia and Internazionale ace is happy at the San Siro and has hinted he will now see out his career with the Rossoneri.

"I feel good at Milan and I'm happy to stay," he said. "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."

Barcelona's new manager Josep Guardiola knows Pirlo from their time together at Brescia, but the Italian ace has not heard anything from the Catalan giants.

"Would I join Barcelona? Maybe. I know Guardiola from Brescia and maybe he sees a little of himself in me, but I have never spoken with him," he concluded.