Saturday August 31 2013
Official: Antonini-Birsa swap

Milan have agreed to exchange Luca Antonini with Genoa midfielder Valter Birsa.

Both players have signed three-year contracts as part of the permanent switch.

Antonini also confirmed the news this afternoon by retweeting messages of good luck for his ‘new adventure,' while Birsa has been logged as a Milan player on the Lega Serie A site.

Full-back Antonini had already been linked with Sampdoria and several Turkish clubs over the last few days, but Genoa have won the race.

Birsa is a valuable addition to the Rossoneri midfield and the Slovenian already passed a medical.

The exchange with Genoa was to have involved Milan’s Bakaye Traorè, but he seems to have been ruled out of negotiations.

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