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22 May 2008 @ 02:10 am
Galliani: Gattuso Loves This Club  
Adriano Galliani was obviously delighted with Gennaro Gattuso’s decision to stay on with the Rossoneri after the midfielder came close to walking out on the club. 

The Azzurri midfielder was linked with a move to German champions Bayern Munich. However, Galliani convinced ‘Ringhio’ to stay and the chief is delighted. The player has extended his current contract, which will now run until 2011.

“The reason behind all this is because Gattuso loves this club too much and it was nothing to do with money,” said Galliani following his meeting with the player on Monday evening.  

“Gattuso is a sentimental guy and this decision was made on sentiment.  

“I spoke to Berlusconi on Sunday and he told me to make sure Gattuso stayed.  

“I could never have imagined what it would be like without Gattuso. We are all delighted with the outcome.”  

Milan failed to qualify for the Champions League and there were fears that this would have led several players to leave the club, but following Gattuso’s decision to stay, it hardly seems the case.