Ricardo Kaka has extended his contract with AC Milan, committing himself to the Rossoneri until 2013.
The Brazilian's deal had been set to expire in 2011 but the Serie A giants have now announced that he will stay for a further two years.
Kaka joined Milan from Sao Paulo in 2003 and has gone on to establish himself as a superstar of the game.
He won the Ballon d'Or award and was named FIFA World Player of the Year last year, scoring 10 goals during Milan's successful Champions League campaign.
"Ricky has repeatedly declared that he wants to become a symbol of this side," vice-President Adriano Galliani told the club website.
"He already is that and also the best player in the world and now he has decided to tie himself to the Rossoneri.
"This contract is for the rest of his career and I hope that if he is still playing in 2013 that we will be able to get him to sign another one. This is good news for all Milan fans."
Real Madrid and Chelsea were reportedly interested in signing the 25-year old, although he stressed only this week that he wants to spend the rest of his career with the European champions.
Source: UEFA / AC Milan