​AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini says the only club he would have left his former side for is Real Madrid.

Maldini made 902 appearances in all competitions for the San Siro club, scoring 33 goals and helping the side winning countless trophies including seven Serie A titles and a combined five European Cup and Champions Leagues.

"If I'd had to play for another club, it would have been Real Madrid,” Maldini told RMC Sport, as quoted by ​Football Espana.

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“To me, it always seemed Madrid were the club who were most similar to Milan and I would have enjoyed playing there.”

Maldini has also recently revealed he held numerous discussions with French club PSG's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi regarding a possible move but no genuine offer ever came.

He said, as quoted by ​ESPN: "I've spoken to the [PSG] president several times. I've even been to see some of their games. But we've not managed to get to a genuine, precise offer."

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Maldini also praised PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, likening the Italy international to former AC Milan man Andrea Pirlo.

"He's a player like [Andrea] Pirlo, who can play it short and play it long and, while he may not have such a physical presence, he still makes his presence felt.

"He takes risks and plays. I really like him a lot. But it's PSG's problem that they really only have that one player [Verratti] who I would take if I were at Barcelona or Inter Milan and was looking to improve my midfield."