AC Milan chief Galliani fears Brazil lure for Leonardo

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Leonardo's job was never under threat earlier this season.

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists Leonardo's job was never under threat earlier this season.

The Rossoneri currently lie second in Serie A and have only lost once in the League since late September.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Galliani said: “I never doubted Leo. And I cannot but be satisfied with the work he has done up until now.”

Asked if there are already plans to offer him a contract extension, Galliani replied: “No, because he already has a contract until 2011. And for the relationship that we have I put the figure together. With his pen…

“When Leo stopped playing in 2001, I gave him a pen with the words: 'thank you, Leonardo'. Since then I have jealously kept it and I use it for all the important signings. It's our little lucky charm.”

Galliani admits, however, they could lose him to Brazil.

He added: "The only risk is that one day the desire to return to Brazil will push him. If Flamengo were to call, his other red and black love; or if they were to give him the Brazil job.”

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