Tuesday May 24 2011
Genoa: 'Milan have bought Boateng'

“We have a deal and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be a Milan player in entirety,” declared Genoa President Enrico Preziosi after today's meeting.

The Ghana international was signed by Genoa in the summer from Portsmouth and immediately handed over to the Rossoneri on loan, then in a co-ownership agreement.

Today Genoa chief Preziosi and Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani held a long meeting to discuss the various players they share ownership of.

“Two clubs like Genoa and Milan cannot argue,” Preziosi told as he left the summit.

“We have a deal and Boateng will be a Milan player in entirety. Boateng was important for Milan, but we did not take advantage by raising the price-tag. The player cost the right amount.

“Not much money was transferred in this agreement and what there was went to Genoa. It is an agreement that overall made Milan happy and Genoa reassured.”

It's believed that Milan paid €7m for the remaining half of Boateng's contract, while activating their options on Marco Amelia, Rodney Strasser and Alberto Paloschi.

Former Genoa defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos returns to Marassi, while Giacomo Beretta's co-ownership status between the two is renewed.