Football: Italian giants AC Milan have put a number of rival clubs on alert after revealing several approaches for former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
The 41-year-old, who told press at Sunday’s Ballon d’or gala that he was ready to return to the game, has been previously linked with a number of clubs including Chelsea and oil-rich PSG.
And though Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi admits the chances of Guardiola moving to the San Siro are slim, he revealed that the club would keep trying.
Current coach Massimilano Allegri’s position is somewhat precarious with the club struggling in mid-table and Berlusconi said: “I always tried to bring him (Guardiola) to Milan, because over the last (few) years because Barcelona played the best football.
“We contacted him, but he said he wanted to stay in a sabbatical.
“He said that at Milan he’d have fun. At this moment, I have to say the percentage for him to come to Milan is very low.”
After leaving Barcelona, Guardiola moved to New York to take a year-long sabbatical, but that has not stopped him from being linked with a host of top clubs throughout Europe.