Milan open door for Pirlo departure

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi may have paved the way for Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti to make his first signing of the summer. Having been linked with a flurry of his ex-players, including Kaka and Alex Pato, it appears that Italy international Andrea Pirlo will be the first to join his former manager at Stamford Bridge. With Milan fans still seething following the departure of Brazilian superstar Kaka to Real Madrid, Berlusconi is keen to reduce the wage bill at the San Siro. 

And despite originally claiming Pirlo would not be allowed to leave, the Milan supremo appears to have now backtracked on his plans for the playmaker, who has made more than 200 league appearances for the Rossoneri, netting 31 times.

"If there's an offer, it should be considered," he said.

"I was the first to say Pirlo must stay but then they showed me the sums for his salary. We'll see what happens."

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