Gilardino: I won’t quit AC Milan

He said: “I don’t ever think about what is written in the newspapers. I talked to Vice-President Adriano Galliani after what happened recently and he confirmed his trust in me.

“As to Serie A, it was really important for us to win after Palermo’s defeat as now we are closer to them,” explained Gilardino, who netted in the 3-1 win over Empoli on Saturday.

“Scoring is always great, it boosts your morale. My goal, the performance of the team and the victory were all vital. We had many opportunities and put in a great performance.”