Saturday December 24 2011
Van Bommel 'never asked to leave'

Mark Van Bommel insists he “never asked to be sold” from Milan, but could return to Holland in June 2012.

The veteran has never disguised his desire to end his playing career where it began at PSV Eindhoven.

“I never asked to be sold,” he told Tuttosport. “When I left Holland in 2005, I promised that I would return before hanging up my boots.

“However, I don’t know if that moment has arrived yet. There are six months to go, we’ll see what happens.”

The 34-year-old also played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich before moving to Milan in January 2011.

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