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AC Milan striker Borriello: I won't leave on loan

August 31, 2010
By Soccernet staff

AC Milan striker Marco Borriello says he will only leave the San Siro on a permanent deal after refusing to join Juventus on loan.

Marco Borriello
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Juventus had apparently agreed a loan deal with the option to sign Borriello next summer for €13m, but the player rejected the move.

"I am not leaving Milan on loan," he told Sky Italia. "If I have to leave, I only want to do so permanently."

Milan's signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left Borriello down the pecking order at Milan, despite the club's sale of Klass-Jan Huntelaar to Schalke.

Juvge's club general director Giuseppe Marotta confirmed that the negotiations for the striker fell through: ''The negotiations didn't go as we had expected. At this point we can consider our transfer dealings done,'' he said.