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Ambrosini to leave AC Milan, rules out move to MLS

Jun 12, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

AC Milan's Ambrosini reacts during their Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match against Barcelona in Barcelona Reuters

36-year-old midfielder Massimo Ambrosini has been let go by A.C. Milan after an 18-year career at the San Siro.

The Rossoneri captain’s agent Moreno Roggi said he is considering a move to London, while he’s already rejected offers from MLS.

“Obviously Massimo wants to continue. At this moment we are in talks with West Ham, while we have already ruled out Major League Soccer.”

Roggi also mentioned it would be considered if an Italian club tabled an offer, as rumors of interest from Fiorentina come through.

“His preference would be overseas clubs, but if an offer did come in from an Italian side, we would not ignore it completely.”

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani admitted it was extremely difficult for him to make a business decision involving Ambrosini.

“I’m really sorry to say goodbye to Ambrosini. It’s a decision that sees me emotionally involved”, Galliani told the club’s official website. “I’m sorry for Massimo that we announced the decision. We have been torn for many days. He’s really sorry too, but at the end the age reasons overcame the emotions. “

Galliani also went on to detail how Ambrosini’s work ethic and personality as a youngster was a key component in making a name for himself at the Italian giants.

During his time with Milan, Ambrosini made 338 Serie A appearances, and 444 appearances over all competitions, scoring 34 goals.  The only time he spent away from the San Siro was a year’s loan spell at Vicenza Calcio.

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