Wednesday June 12 2013
Milan close on Poli move

Milan are reportedly close to completing their swoop for Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli.

The links have been active for several months and Sky Sport Italia claim a deal is only hours away.

The 23-year-old has his second stint at San Siro, having played for Inter on loan in 2011-12, but the Nerazzurri did not take up their option.

He returned to Sampdoria and impressed this season with three goals in 31 Serie A appearances.

Poli also scored his first senior Italy goal in last month’s 4-0 friendly win over San Marino.

The move is aimed at bringing down the average age of the Milan squad, as they released 36-year-old Massimo Ambrosini.