Milan confirm Cassano capture

Antonio Cassano has officially joined Milan from Sampdoria after protracted negotiations that threatened to halt the deal, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The sticking point was a €5 million sell-on clause that was owed to Real Madrid, but Milan, Sampdoria and Cassano have reportedly agreed to split the payment three ways in order to complete the transfer.
Cassano’s switch to the San Siro has been in the offing ever since the league’s arbitration panel ruled that Sampdoria were not allowed to terminate his contract.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Rossoneri and will wear his favoured number 99 shirt. He will be eligible play for his new club as soon as the January transfer window opens.
The striker is expected to travel with his team-mates to Dubai on December 27 for a training camp and a friendly where he may make his debut in a Rossoneri shirt.
Cassano joins a host of big-name strikers at Milan, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Alexandre Pato all vying for a place in the team.
Filippo Inzaghi remains injured although his future with the Rossoneri is secure, while Ronaldinho seems set to leave. Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

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