Flamini in Milan U-turn

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini has signed a one-year contract to stay at Milan, less than a week after he had supposedly quit the club, while Dominique Adiyiah has left for Dynamo Kiev.


Flamini, whose contract expired at the end of June, had announced his departure as contract talks stalled following a knee injury that ruled him out for most of last season.

But the Frenchman, 28, has elected to stay at the San Siro, with reports claiming he took a pay cut to remain a Rossoneri.

"Our relationship with Flamini continues," the club website announced. "We had meetings in France with Mathieu, who had been interesting other major clubs in Europe.

"We shook hands on a deal and now it is confirmed."

Flamini joined Milan on a free transfer from Arsenal in 2008, and has played 100 matches for the club, scoring four goals.

The club hinted that the former Marseille midfielder had agreed to a lower wage, adding that "the terms are different from the past four years".

Ghana international Adiyiah, 22, has joined Ukrainian side Arsenal Kiev for an undisclosed fee.

He has signed a three-year contract, having spent part of last season on-loan at the club.

Milan are on a rebuilding mission after losing their Serie A title to Juventus, with veteran midfielders Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf also leaving the club while the on-loan Alberto Aquilani returned to Liverpool.

They have also signed midfield trio Riccardo Montolivo, Kevin Constant and Bakaye Traore.

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