Saturday May 12 2012
Milan confirm Montolivo deal

Milan have finally confirmed the open secret that Fiorentina and Italy man Riccardo Montolivo will join on a free transfer.

“Next season Montolivo will arrive and he is a very talented player with great technique,” Coach Massimiliano Allegri told Milan Channel.

The tactician made the announcement just before his scheduled press conference.

“In any case, Milan will remain competitive next year and we must continue the work we started last season. We need to begin again with great enthusiasm.”

The midfielder has been widely known to have a deal with the Rossoneri for just under a year, ever since he rejected the offer of a contract renewal with the Tuscans.

His contract expires with Fiorentina on June 30 and he will reinforce the Milan midfield, which has lost Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf and Mark Van Bommel.