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Thursday August 29 2013
Official: Matri joins Milan

Juventus have sold Alessandro Matri to Milan for approximately €11m, as confirmed by Milan Channel.

The deal had been in the works for some time, but negotiations stepped up a gear after the Rossoneri qualified for the Champions League group phase last night.

This evening Milan Channel celebrated the move by flashing this message: ‘Matri. Welcome back Alessandro.’

That’s because Matri grew up in the Milan youth academy, but was loaned out to several sides before his sale to Cagliari in July 2007 for €2.3m.

It is believed the deal was done for €11m, slightly less than the €12m asking price. The 29-year-old will undergo a medical on Friday.

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani had confirmed last night that Coach Massimiliano Allegri requested a new centre-forward.

It is not clear when Giampaolo Pazzini will return from injury after his knee surgery in May.

With Matri's arrival, Milan also loan Andrea Petagna to Sampdoria.

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