ROME - Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince
Boateng is to be bought outright by AC Milan after contractual
talks between the Rossoneri and co-owners Genoa ended in
agreement on Tuesday, Italian media reported.
Germany-born Boateng had been co-owned by the two Serie A
clubs following last year's transfer from Portsmouth.
Boateng was loaned out to Milan after signing for Genoa. He
enjoyed a fine season as the third man in an attacking trident
for champions Milan, quickly establishing himself as a fans'
favourite with his energy and desire.
"Two clubs like Genoa and Milan can never squabble," Genoa
president Enrico Preziosi told Corriere dello Sport after
meeting with Milan managing director Adriano Galliani. "So we've
reached agreement and Boateng will be one hundred per cent a
"Boateng was important for Milan and we haven't tried to
take advantage by raising his price," said Preziosi. "The player
was sold at the right price."
Striker Alberto Paloschi and goalkeeper Marco Amelia, who
also had been co-owned by the two clubs, will also be fully
owned by Milan next season while defender Sokratis
Papastathopoulos heads to Genoa, it was reported following the
The Serie A champions are now hoping to tie up new deals
with Dutch midfield pair Clarence Seedorf and Mark van Bommel
along with former Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano.
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