Gandini: AC Milan will not speak with Seedorf and nine other out-of-contract players until the season is over

The 36-year-old Dutch midfielder has featured only sporadically this season and is now mulling over a move to Brazil after falling-out with Rossoneri boss Massimiliano Allegri
AC Milan director Umberto Gandini has revealed that the club will not open talks with Clarence Seedorf or the other nine players out of contract this summer until the season finishes.

The former Netherlands international is expected to imminently depart San Siro, with Brazilian outfit Botafogo already having confirmed their interest in signing the veteran midfielder, who had a dressing-room bust up with Rossoneri coach Massimiliano Allegri last month.

However, Gandini insists that nothing has been decided yet, explaining that only after scheduled talks the day after the final round of the season will Seedorf's future be resolved.

"He is a great player and a wonderful person but we have not discussed the renewal of his contract with him," the Rossoneri official told Lancenet.

"Seedorf's contract ends in July, as do the contracts of nine other players. And we have not been talking to any of them.

"We will only do this from May 14 onwards. Only then will we know if Seedorf will still be at Milan, or if he will be released to join another team."

The 36-year-old Seedorf, who was capped 87 times by his country, joined Milan from city rivals Inter in 2002.