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The Italian international accepted a pay cut in order to extend his contract with the club...

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani praised midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, as the player decided to have his wages decreased just so he could add an extra year to his contract.

Galliani also denied that he had a meeting with Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti about the possible transfer of midfielder Andrea Pirlo to the London-based club.

“For Pirlo there has been no offer and on Thursday evening with Ancelotti it was just a dinner between old friends, since 'Carletto' was in Milan for the thesis of his daughter," declared the Rossoneri's director to Milan Channel.

“On Wednesday evening, I went for dinner with Gattuso who gave his availability to reduce his salary. He still has two years left on his contract, he will pass to three years, reducing the wage.

“Gattuso is an example, a real extraordinary man.”

The 31-year-old has been at Milan since 1999, playing a total of 276 league games and scoring seven goals for his club.

Glenn Debattista, Goal.com

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