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AC Milan closing in on deal for Liverpopol’s Suso

January 16, 2015 GMT

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan is on the verge of signing 21-year-old midfielder Suso from Liverpool.

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said Friday that “for Suso it is 99.9 percent done, he will arrive in the next few days.”

Suso was expected to sign for Milan when his Liverpool contract expires this summer, but the Premier League club is reportedly angry with the young Spaniard after he went to Italy on his day off last Sunday for a medical without permission.

Suso signed from Cadiz in 2010 but made just 14 Premier League appearances and spent last season on loan in La Liga with Almeria.

Meanwhile, Milan midfielder Riccardo Saponara has returned to Empoli on loan, with the Tuscan club having the option to make the move permanent in the summer.