Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he will allow Jaap Stam to return to Holland at the end of the season.

Stam is keen to end his career in his native Holland and would like to finish his playing career there.

“I will decide what to do at the end of the season,” he said. “But first of all I would like to win something important with Milan. This is my first thought at the moment.”

Ancelotti says he is prepared to let the defender leave, but only at the end of the season..

“Milan doesn’t stand in anybody’s way,” said the Milan coach. “If Stam wants to return to Holland then we will be pleased for him, but not before June.”