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AC Milan chief Galliani admits Mum stopped Xavi move from Barcelona

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani admits Xavi's Mum blocked the Barcelona star's move to the San Siro over ten years ago.

In 1999, he was on the verge of accepting a move to the Rossonero side of the San Siro - before his Mum threatened divorce should he make the switch!

"We had basically signed Xavi," Vice-President Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

"However, the operation was not completed for family reasons - his mother got in the middle of it."

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