"I love this sport and I love to train and play. I still have plenty of energy. I know I should stick to what I originally said but only stupid people don't change their minds, just because of something they've said in the past."
Maldini also added credence to the rumours linking Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko with a return to the San Siro. "Shevchenko has already scored over 200 goals for Milan," he said. "The door will always be open to those who have served Milan well."