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Saturday January 22 2011
Milan close on Ajax starlet

There are reports that Milan have secured a deal for Ajax left-winger Urby Emanuelson.

The Rossoneri have made it clear they are seeking a new left-back during the January transfer window.

On Friday, Vice-President Adriano Galliani declared it would not be Sampdoria's Reto Ziegler or Genoa man Domenico Criscito unless the price-tag dropped considerably.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Sport Italia this morning, they have already found an alternative.

Emanuelson is a 24-year-old Holland international who can play on the left side of midfield or at left-back.

His contract with Ajax expires at the end of the season, so it would not cost much to prise him away six months early.

"It is impossible to turn down Milan," Emanuelson told Der Telegraaf.

It is reported he has been offered a three-and-a-half-year contract.

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