Paolo Maldini turned down Arsenal and Chelsea
Paolo Maldini spent 25 years with AC Milan, making over 800 appearances for his hometown club.
The 48-year-old has admitted when Milan were going through a rocky spell the Premier League duo swooped, but he turned them both down.
Paolo Maldini was a target for Arsenal and Chelsea in the 1990s
"I received two offers in the mid-1990s," Maldini said.
"One from Chelsea and the other from Arsenal.
"In those years Milan had two seasons with a few problems, but I never intended to leave.
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"We met for the contract renewal and both said we wanted to continue together."
Maldini stayed on at the San Siro and went on to win seven Serie A titles and five Champions League trophies before his retirement in 2009.
He also earned 126 caps for Italy.