Maldini will not return to Calcio...
Paolo Maldini will not come out of international retirement and play for Milan, says his father Cesare, following reports the former defender declined an offer to return.
Earlier, Il Corriere della Sera claimed Maldini had been approached by Milan chief Adriano Galliani and coach Leonardo. Both men asked whether he felt like returning to plug the gaps in Milan's defence for the season's finale. But the club legend declined.
Cesare has now confirmed his son will not come out of the shadows to play for the Rossoneri.
"I was stunned when I read these things in the paper," Maldini told Tuttomercatoweb.com.
"Paolo is like me in terms of character and sticks to decisions. If he makes a decision then that's the way it will be.
"He is attached to Milan, this is obvious, but he made an important decision last year and he retired happily, therefore I cannot see how he would have second thoughts."