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Milan captain Paolo Maldini has welcomed suggestions that Andriy Shevchenko could be on his way back to the Rossoneri.

The Ukraine star has failed to impress at Stamford Bridge following his £30 million transfer in the summer of 2006 and has scored only eight goals in 41 Premier League appearances.

After being relegated to the club’s reserves recently, there have been suggestions that a return to Milan could be on the cards for a player who scored a much more impressive 127 goals in 208 Serie A games.

And Maldini, who could well postpone his retirement and play another season at San Siro, would certainly welcome his former colleague back with open arms.

“At Milan there is always space for those who have done a lot,” explained Maldini. “There is always room for those who have left a mark on the club’s history.”

Midfielder Massimo Ambrosini also feels that Shevchenko would be a useful addition to a team that has lost Ronaldo to a long-term knee injury.

“We cannot decide these things,” said Ambrosini. “I can only say that Sheva is a friend and that we will welcome him with enthusiasm if he were to leave London.”

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Drogbas in Barcalona land...

We've been nice to Sheva lol.Havent booed him off or anything.Just taken a while to adapt being older etc and injured and in need of a hug to make him smile and Torres is younger blah.

He's tried at least bless him and shame he bloody started to get back to his old form then got injured

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AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi insists a move for Ronaldinho is not on the club's agenda but admitted he still admires Andriy Shevchenko.

Milan are expected to rebuild an ageing team following a disappointing season in Serie A and a last 16 elimination at the hands of Arsenal in the Champions League.

And with Brazil striker Ronaldo out of action for several months with a knee injury, recruiting a forward is a priority for Milan.

Berlusconi is adamant, however, Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho is not on their wish list.

"Ronaldinho has never been an aim of ours because we have always felt that he would not have been the ideal partner of players like Alexandre Pato and Kaka," he said.

However, Berlusconi refused to rule out a move for Chelsea striker Shevchenko.

Former Rossoneri favourite Shevchenko has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and Berlusconi, who is godfather to Shevchenko's eldest son Jordan, is thought to be keen on taking him back to the San Siro.

"I believe Milan must make a point of reinforcing its defensive line and also find a great forward, who is physically strong," said Berlusconi.

"Shevchenko is a player that is physically fit and who is still in our hearts and in those of the Rossoneri fans."

The Ukraine international became Milan's second all-time leading goalscorer in a glorious seven-year spell which ended in the summer of 2006 when he joined Chelsea for £30million.

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Milan's supporters staged a protest last night criticising the club's transfer policy and the possible return of Andriy Shevchenko.

The Ultra group Old Clan handed out leaflets to the crowd in and around the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for Saturday's 3-1 victory over Cagliari.

It contained a list of seven complaints to the club after general manager Adriano Galliani pointed out the fans should not criticise Milan considering the last 20 years of silverware.

"The President is absent and no longer has the motivation or the desire to invest that he did before," was among the leaflet's statements.

"The only smart signing of the past three years has been Alexandre Pato. Enough of players on the downward slope of their careers and continual fitness problems.

"Ariedo Braida spent two weeks in South America scouting for talent and returned with the disappointing Leandro Grimi.

"The many season ticket holders have been taken for a ride by broken promises, a squad that is not up to the standard of Milan with great stars who instead joined the opposition."

The most forceful point was made against the possible return from Chelsea of former crowd favourite Shevchenko.

"We absolutely rule out Shevchenko, who is 32 and would fill the only non-EU slot, preventing Milan from signing a younger and better player."

In Italy clubs can only sign one non-EU player from a foreign League per season.


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This is so sad, nobody wants Sheva anymore :(

I know :( poor Sheva he was so looking less lost and scoring then got injured and :( we'll keep him here lol

He hasnt been that bad this season,confidence grew then bam sodding injury.Could've done with him in the dodgy European matches *cough Weds* he does like scoring still in those but nooo injured/on the bench

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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes to open talks with Barcelona "in the next few weeks" with a view to signing Brazil forward Ronaldinho.

The 28-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to the Rossoneri since his brother and agent, Roberto de Assis, was seen meeting with Galliani in Italy last week.

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has also admitted his desire to bring Ronaldinho to the San Siro next year.

On Wednesday, Galliani told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport: "We'll speak to Barcelona in the next few weeks."

Ronaldinho is expected to leave Barca this summer following a turbulent season in which he has started only 13 of a possible 31 games.

He is currently sidelined with a thigh injury which will rule him out for the next six weeks.

Berlusconi wants to pair Ronaldinho with former Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko, who has failed to make an impact at Chelsea after joining the London club in 2006.

"I want to bring him (Shevchenko) back to Milan and it is very likely I'll achieve it," he said.

"It would be great for us if he came back."

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Turkey trot: Fenerbahce want £7m Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko is a target for Turkish side Fenerbahce.

The club have made a habit of making big-name veteran signings, after luring defender Roberto Carlos from Real Madrid.

And they are now ready to pay £7million for the Chelsea striker and are willing to meet his wage demands.

He became the club's record signing for £30.9m two years ago and is being paid about £130,000 a week.

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Chelsea plan talks with Milan in Moscow over Shevchenko's exit

Chelsea are set to meet officials from AC Milan in Moscow this weekend to negotiate the transfer of striker Andriy Shevchenko.

The clubs will be in the Russian capital competing in a pre-season tournament and could face each other on Sunday depending on results from their first games. Milan are desperate to resign their former striker, who has failed to make much of an impact since his £30.8million move from the San Siro in 2006.


AC Milan bound? The Italians are desperate to sign Chelsea's Andriy Shevchenko.

He looked short of match fitness and confidence after coming on in Chelsea's 2-0 win over a Malaysia XI. AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said: 'If I see Shevchenko in Moscow, I will say hello to him. 'The player will not go to any other Italian club apart from Milan.


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Can't see us letting go of Sheva and keeping Pizarro.... if we are letting go of Sheva i would think that means a striker will be comming in.

Looked incredibly rusty yesterday, the ball was bouncing off him like he had ball repelant all over him :) Still only first game back for him though.

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