Kevin-Prince Boateng quashes AC Milan exit rumours

The 25-year-old Ghanaian midfielder refutes speculation suggesting he is set to leave the Rossoneri and reflects on the career of Michael Ballack
Kevin-Prince Boateng has moved to deny rumours he is on the verge of leaving AC Milan.

The 25-year-old midfielder has seen a summer of upheaval at the Rossoneri, with star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and many others heading for the exit.

But Boateng insists he will not be following in the footsteps of those who have left the San Siro outfit.

"Of course I have heard [the speculation], but it doesn't come from me," Boateng told Bild.

"I can safely say, I'm happy at AC Milan and I currently don't sit on packed bags. I also owe much to Milan and I'm not thinking about Bayern Munich or other clubs."

Meanwhile, Boateng who prevented Michael Ballack from playing in the 2010 World Cup because of a challenge he put on the German when his ex-club Portsmouth faced Chelsea in the FA Cup final that year, has praised the recently retired international.

Boateng added: "Without a question, a big career has ended there. He [Ballack] has done a lot for football."

The Ghanaian midfielder also mentioned that he thinks Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp is the best German coach but wants his brother Jerome to get one over him in the title race.

He stated: "Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp is for me the best German coach. But I want my brother to win the championship title with Bayern Munich.

Boateng and Milan will return to action against Lazio, in an away match, Saturday, October 20.