Man City transfers: AC Milan agree deal to sign Mario Balotelli
Man City transfers: AC Milan director Umberto Gandini confirms the Italian club have agreed a deal to sign Man City's Mario Balotelli
AC Milan have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, according to the Serie A outfit’s organising director Umberto Gandini.
The seven-time European champions have agreed to pay a reported €22m (£19m) to bring the controversial forward back to the San Siro, and Balotelli is expected to have a medical and pen a four-and-a-half year deal in Milan on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old’s future has been a source of constant speculation this season, with the Italy international not starting for the Citizens since a 3-2 loss to Manchester United.
Gandini said on his Twitter page: “Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medical is tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017 will be signed.”
City are yet to comment on the transfer, but on Monday, Citizens assistant manager David Platt admitted that he was unsure whether Balotelli would stay beyond January.
“I saw that speculation yesterday but I’ve not heard anything,” he said.
“As far as we are concerned I think he is still a Manchester City player. I don’t think there is anything is going to happen.”
He added: “I can only go off what you know and I have seen. I know exactly the same as you, which is speculation.”