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Gattuso turns down move to Anzhi

June 8, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has rejected a move to Russian-based club Anzhi Makhachkala and will remain with the Italian champions next season.

Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf
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Gattuso, 33, is rumoured to be on his way out of the San Siro this summer, and had been mulling over an offer from the Dagestan club before deciding to turn it down.

''I evaluated the offer,'' Gattuso told Gazzetta dello Sport. "It was an important offer but in the end, I believe it is better to be with the family at home. I have been 12 years at Milan and it's my home.''

Gattuso has one more year remaining on his contract with the Rossoneri and the World Cup winner made 31 league appearances this season to help Milan clinch their first Scudetto since 2004, scoring two goals.