Posted January 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
AC Milan says it has reached an agreement with Manchester City to sign Italian striker Mario Balotelli. He will have a medical Wednesday and is then expected to sign a 4 1/2-year deal through 2017. Club director Umberto Gandini confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, adding there will be no deal if Balotelli doesn't pass the medical. The move ends a turbulent 2 1/2 years in England for Balotelli. Milan reportedly paid $27 million plus bonuses for Balotelli, who will be taking a pay cut to play for the club he has supported since childhood. Balotelli progressed through the ranks at Inter Milan before joining City in 2010.
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