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Milan closing on Kalinic

Milan closing on Kalinic

Big-spending AC Milan have signalled the imminent arrival of Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic from Fiorentina.

The 29-year-old former Blackburn player scored 15 Serie A goals for Fiorentina last season but failed to attend training earlier this week as rumours of an imminent move to San Siro began to circulate.

The Tuscans said Kalinic would be punished according to club rules for his unexplained absence.

Kalinic, whose transfer was on Sunday teased in a tweet from Milan featuring his initials and a Croatian flag emoji, will join the likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Andre Silva, Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Lucas Biglia in committing to the Rossoneri cause ahead of an expected assault on the Scudetto.

Under their new Chinese owners, Milan have spent well over 200m euros on new players this summer, also securing their highly-rated teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a long-term contract amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Paris St Germain.