NEWS
Thursday June 23 2016
Reports: Lapadula chooses Milan

Numerous reports say Milan have beaten Napoli and Juventus to the signing of Pescara’s Gianluca Lapadula.

The striker has been sought by a number of top-flight clubs, as he was Serie B top-scorer last season.

The Delfini had urged him to choose Napoli, but there were three other clubs who had offers accepted and a decision was expected tonight.

Now Sky, Mediaset, Tuttomercatoweb and Gazzetta dello Sport are all reporting that Lapadula has chosen Milan, and will have his medical with the Rossoneri tomorrow morning at around 8.30 local time.

It's not yet clear what the figures involved are, but Sky is reporting that a transfer fee of around €10m has been agreed, with Calciomercato predicting a five-year contract worth €1m per season.

It’s a surprise development, as the Diavolo only become seriously linked in the last 24 hours, with Napoli previously favourites to sign the 26-year-old.

Gianluca Di Marzio's website reports that Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani met with Pescara's President at Casa Milan last week to discuss a deal.

However, it was only this evening, having received the OK from President Silvio Berlusconi that Milan really pushed to close the deal.