AC Milan will hope for another goal rush from Andriy Shevchenko after re-signing the 31-year-old Ukraine forward from Chelsea for an undisclosed fee.
No details of the contract signed by Shevchenko have been revealed, but Milan director Adriano Galliani said the Rossoneri were delighted to welcome back a player who scored 127 goals in 208 Serie A games while at the San Siro between 1999 and 2006.
"We have managed to bring home a player who has scored the most goals in our shirt in the last 50 years," Galliani said. 'Sheva' himself said the move felt as good as winning the Champions League.
Chelsea had announced on their website an agreement for the transfer of Shevchenko, whose initial seven seasons with Milan yielded a vintage crop of one Scudetto, one Coppa Italia, the 2003 Champions League title, the 2003 UEFA Super Cup and, on a personal level, the Ballon d'Or for European footballer of the year in 2004.
However, the one-time Dynamo Kiev prodigy failed to reproduce that form in a Chelsea shirt, registering only nine Premier League goals in 47 matches.