Wednesday August 8 2012
Milan set to seal Zapata

Milan are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal for Colombian defender Cristian Zapata, with the player already in Italy undergoing a medical.

Zapata left Italian football a year ago to sign for Spanish Primera Division side Villarreal, but endured a difficult season with the Yellow Submarine that ultimately ended with their relegation.

The defender is one of several members of the squad thought available on the transfer market this summer as a result, and it looks like Milan have stolen a march on everyone else.

Zapata is, according to Sky Sport Italia, already in Milan undergoing his medical ahead of agreeing to a move to the Serie A runners-up.

The deal is believed to be an initial one-year loan switch, with the Rossoneri also having an option inserted to buy the player on a permanent basis next summer. Exact figures in the transfer are yet to be released.

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