AC Milan make last-ditch effort to keep Ancelotti away from Chelsea

AC Milan have made a final play to keep Carlo Ancelotti for next season.

AC Milan have made a final play to keep Carlo Ancelotti for next season.

The Daily Mail says Ancelotti has been promised a greater say in transfers as part of AC Milan's last, desperate attempt to keep him.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is convinced Ancelotti will become his new manager, despite the late sweetener from Milan president Silvio Berlusconi.

Ancelotti signed a precontract agreement to become Chelsea boss earlier this season, but has since led Milan to within touching distance of a place in next season's Champions League.