De Jong on his way to Milan…
Milan and Manchester City on Thursday agreed terms for the transfer of Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong to the Rossoneri.
Talks for the 27-year-old have been on-going for several days and had ground to a halt this morning, but the latest reports suggest a deal has been struck. An initial €4 million offer has been made nevertheless, rising in relation to the activation of several performance-related clauses once the player moves to San Siro.
Sky Sport Italia claim the Dutchman is jetting out to Milan in order to undergo a medical and sign the contract. It is even suggested that De Jong is already at the airport with Milan directorAriedo Braida just waiting for the all-clear from Manchester City.
The 27-year-old midfielder’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season, so City were eager not to lose him on a free transfer.
In the meantime, Milan’s latest arrival Bojan has chosen jersey No. 22, the one that was supposed to be vacant for Kaka. Hope never dies, though!