Wednesday, 24th August, 2011
AC Milan have accepted Liverpool’s terms for Alberto Aquilani according to sources in Italy.
The Rossoneri want to take Aquilani to the San Siro before the transfer window closes and have been edging closer towards concluding a deal.
But while the former Roma midfielder will have little problem agreeing to join the Italian champions, a compromise must be found over his wages – Aquilani earns over €3M per season on Merseyside, while Milan will pay just €2M. The ball is now in agent Franco Zavaglia’s court to work out an arrangement with Liverpool.
But Milan’s acceptance of Liverpool’s terms is a big step forward.
Liverpool will allow Aquilani to move to Milan on a season-long loan deal, but unlike the arrangement with Juventus last season, where the Bianconeri held the option to buy the midfielder for €16M at the end of this period, the Serie A champions must agree to an instant transfer activation clause.
And so, if Aquilani makes 25 appearances with Milan next season, the Rossoneri will instantly be compelled to pay Liverpool €6M to make the move a permanent one.
Aquilani is expected to arrive in Milan on Wednesday night and then undergo a medical on Thursday.
It now seems just a matter of time before the Italian’s brief sojourn at Liverpool comes to an end.