Published On: Thu, Aug 29th, 2013

Juventus striker reportedly close to joining AC Milan

Juventus - Alessandro MatriJuventus striker Alessandro Matri is close to joining AC Milan for a fee of €10 million as the Diavolo look to secure a reinforcement for their attack.

The Rossoneri are safely through to the draw for the group stages of the Champions League after coming out 3-0 victors in their crucial playoff tie against PSV Eindhoven and  are now planning their final moves on the transfer market.

Sports Mediaset immediately reported after Wednesday’s match that Matri is set to join the Rossoneri as an agreement has been reached with Juventus for the player’s services.

The Via Turati club will reportedly pay €10 million for the 29-year-old, with an initial €2m changing hands for the Italian international and a further €8m payable over four years.

Matri hadn’t planned on leaving Turin until January, but the offer of a move to Milan has seemingly changed his perspective and the deal is expected to be made official on Thursday, or at the latest Friday.

With Matri looking set to leave for Milan, and Fabio Quagliarella close to securing a move to English Premier League side West Ham United, it is likely that the Bianconeri will move for attacking reinforcements before the end of the transfer window.

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  1. Pavle says:

    Another idiotic move from Galliani; there was no money for Honda and now he’s willing to give 10M for such a wooden player that cannot play with Balotelli on the pitch. Bravo Milan!!

  2. Momin says:

    Allegri should not stay milan should look for another manager.
    Milan have enough money to buy erikse, sakho and honda but i dont know why milan does not want to spend money.

  3. AP says:

    Ugh. Milan didn’t need a backup striker. People forget that Niang can play as a striker! Milan can pay 10 million for Matri, but not for Honda or Sakho?!

  4. RC says:

    Milan management is going to dogs…day by day

  5. Danger says:

    @Momin

    Milan do not have the financial capacity to Eriksen, Sakho and Honda. In case you havent noticed Italian Football is suffering some serious financial issues. Teams need to conduct smart business not just spend freely – this is not FIFA

    I think it is important to note that Juve is letting Milan pay over 4 years. Also worth noting that this sale brings Juve to almost break even this transfer season

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