Favalli signs new Milan deal

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AC Milan veteran Giuseppe Favalli has signed a new one-year contract with the Serie A club.

Defenders experience seen as key for next season

AC Milan veteran Giuseppe Favalli has signed a new one-year contract with the Serie A club. Favalli's deal was due to expire, but new coach Leonardo has opted to retain the 37-year-old's experience for next season. With Paolo Maldini going into retirement, the retention of former Italy international Favalli was seen as a key signing for Milan. The versatile defender has largely been used as a back-up player for Milan since joining the club in 2006 from city rivals Inter. Meanwhile, reports in Germany have linked Milan with a bid for Werder Bremen's imposing centre-half Per Mertesacker.

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