Ambrosini delighted to be named AC Milan skipper

Ambrosini has replaced Paolo Maldini, who retired at the end of last season.

“I am touched and proud of this. I would like to thank Galliani and Leonardo for their nice words,” confessed Ambrosini.

“This is an important achievement. I feel very lucky to have the Captain’s armband of this glorious club following on from a legend such as Paolo.

“Regarding my contract, we are negotiating and we are not far from an agreement although we haven’t had many chances to meet up.”