Boateng's future split between clubs

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng admitted today he is unsure of where he will be playing next season.

Boateng has one more match to play for Milan before the end of the season when his current club and Genoa will have to thrash out his future. The Ghanaian midfielder is part-owned by both clubs, but was bought by Genoa from Portsmouth at the beginning of the season.

Genoa and Milan had come to agreement that Genoa would buy the 24-year-old and loan him for one year to Milan, who would then buy him for more than the €6 million Genoa had paid for him. However, they then renegotiated and he was registered with the Serie A as part-owned by both clubs.

The deal involved a payment of €1 million from Milan to Genoa plus the exchange of various players. Earlier this week, though, officials from the two clubs revealed that for Boateng to make a permanent move to Milan, the two clubs need to come to an agreement over the second half of his contract, which has not yet happened.

It would give me great pleasure to say definitely I'm a Milan player but at the moment I'm only half one.
Kevin-Prince Boateng, AC Milan midfielder

With Inter Milan allegedly interested in buying the combative German-born player, Boateng himself says he doesn't know where he will be next year. "I know absolutely nothing, in football anything can happen," Boateng said during a publicity event in the Milan city centre.

"I'm happy at Milan, this is a great moment because we've just won the title, my colours are (Milan's) red and black. Of course I want to stay at Milan even though I can't be 100 per cent sure I will.

"I know there are ongoing discussions. It would give me great pleasure to say definitely I'm a Milan player but at the moment I'm only half one."

Having wrapped up their first Serie A title in seven years, Boateng feels next season Milan will be able to challenge the cream of Europe. "The only thing that was missing in Europe was a goal and a little bit of luck in London," Boateng said regarding their elimination at the last 16 stage against Tottenham Hotspur. "Getting knocked out of the Champions League was the saddest part of the season.