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Tuesday March 4 2014
Milan option for Puyol

Milan have been linked with Carles Puyol after he announced he was leaving Barcelona at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old defender made the announcement today, revealing he had decided to terminate his contract with the club two years early.

“I am here to announce I am leaving Barcelona at the end of the season. After two knee operations, I cannot perform as I wish,” he told reporters.

“I do not know what I will do after June 30. I will need to rest and think. We will see then.”

In February 2013 Puyol revealed his passion for the Rossoneri.

“I love Milan, it’s my second team. I always want them to win, except against us. If I’d have left Barça, I would’ve liked to have gone to Milan, but I’m old now and I want to play at my club until I retire.”

Now that he has opted to leave in May, he could crown his San Siro dream as a free agent, although it is reported a move to Qatar is more likely.

Puyol has won six Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and three Champions Leagues in his time with the Catalan giants.

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