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Palombo: Milan didn't want me

February 3, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Inter Milan midfielder Angelo Palombo insists AC Milan never made a move for him during the January transfer window, after it was reported he may have snubbed the Rossoneri for the Nerazzuri.

Angelo Palombo Inter Milan
GettyImagesAngelo Palombo made his debut in Inter Milan's 4-4 draw with Palermo on Wednesday

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Palombo, 30, was a deadline-day arrival at the San Siro on a six-month loan deal from Sampdoria, with Inter having the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.

Prior to joining Inter, the Italy international was heavily linked with their city rivals Milan - but Palombo insists that while there were other clubs interested in him, the reigning Serie A champions were not among them.

"Some other clubs made inquiries about me and I'm grateful to them for considering me," Palombo said. "Did AC Milan come after me too? Not at all.

"You have to make up your own mind when several clubs approach you, and I think, with all due respect to the others, that Inter are the best and that's why I accepted."

Palombo made his debut for Inter in their 4-4 draw with Palermo on Wednesday, coming on as a substitute for Andrea Poli.