Mathieu Flamini has signed a new contract with AC Milan less than a week after the club announced the French midfielder would be let go.
AC Milan announced on their website on Tuesday that Flamini, who joined the Serie A club in 2008, had signed a one-year deal.
“Mathieu Flamini, who has been with the Rossoneri since 2008, will remain a Milan player next season,” the club’s statement said.
“He has accumulated 100 appearances, and has won one league title and one Italian Super Cup.”
Flamini’s new contract comes just six days after Milan’s vice president Adriano Galliani revealed his lack of patience with the negotiation process and announced the former Arsenal midfielder would be leaving the club.
Galliani added that his club wanted to sign Alberto Aquilani on a permanent deal after the Liverpool midfielder spent last season with Milan.
“(Flamini’s) time is up because too much time has passed,” Galliani said during an interview in Milan.
“We spoke to his agent and said that we don’t expect anything else from the player.
“By the end of August another midfielder will arrive, which could be Aquilani or someone else.”
But there has been speculation that Milan’s change of heart in regards to Flamini could spell the end of Aquilani’s chances of a permanent contract.