Kakha Kaladze has backed AC Milan's move for Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.

The Georgia international defender said: "If Shevchenko was to return we would be happy teammates, but in this case his return depends on the two clubs.

"I talk to him on the phone and certainly as a champion he isn't happy not being able to play regularly. He has been with Milan for seven years, where he proved himself to be a great player by winning the Ballon d'Or."