AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani feels "family" pressures pushed Andriy Shevchenko to sign with Chelsea last year.

"Milan never sells it's players," said Galliani last night. "The one exception was Shevchenko, who had an intense intention to leave us.

"I don't know if there was someone from his family in is ear pushing this. I spoke alone to him and I tried to convince him to stay in every way I could."