Reports in Italy suggest Antonio Cassano will sign for Milan as soon as tomorrow, putting an end to a torrid few months with Sampdoria.
The 28-year-old Italy international hasn't played since late October after his epic falling out with Sampdoria President Riccardo Garrone.
Last week, the FIGC's arbitration panel recommended that Cassano be reintegrated at Sampdoria albeit with a 50 per cent cut to his wages.
Desperate to get rid of him, Garrone immediately put Cassano on the transfer list, agreeing to let the player join Milan for free.
However, the deal stalled when it emerged that Milan would have to pay a sell-on clause to Cassano's former club Real Madrid said to be worth €5m.
Sport Mediaset understands that the obstacle has now been cleared after a meeting between Milan's directors this afternoon.
It remains to be seen whether Cassano will contribute a third to the sell-on clause as reported in this morning's La Gazzetta dello Sport.
In the meantime, Cassano will fly with Milan to a training camp in Dubai on December 27.
He could make his debut in red and black on January 2 when Milan are due to play a friendly.
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