Shevchenko's transfer request accepted

Andriy Shevchenko has had his transfer request accepted by AC Milan – but the Italian giants have warned Chelsea that the Ukraine striker’s move to Stamford Bridge “won’t be easy”.

“I am leaving for family reasons – I want to thank the club for everything it’s given to me,” said Shevchenko. “There’s no problems regarding my relationship with anyone in the club or any financial problems.”