Fiorentina's Borja Valero unaware of any AC Milan interest

Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero says he wants to retire at the club despite rumoured interest from AC Milan.

The 31-year-old Spaniard joined the Viola from Villarreal in the summer of 2012 and has featured in 172 matches for the Serie A side, scoring 35 goals.

Asked about a possible move to Milan, Valero claimed no knowledge of any interest from the San Siro club.

"As for Milan's interest, I know no more than you do. I have no news of any kind," Valero said.

"I'd like to pay my compliments to [new coach Vincenzo] Montella for joining Milan, and I wish him the best.

"Like every other year, it's nice to hear that people are interested in me. But I have a contract with Fiorentina and I'm happy here.

"It's hard to explain what I feel inside, what I've always felt. I came to Fiorentina almost by chance, after a tough demotion.

"People loved me from the very beginning, and this strengthened the bond I have with them. I told them I'd be happy to retire in Florence, because Florence gave me so much.

"My family is extremely happy here, my wife is friends with very many Florentines and that's more important for me than anything."