AC Milan Transfer News: Lassana Diarra's Agent Says Milan Move Will Happen

Tim Fontenault@Tim_FontenaultCorrespondent IJune 30, 2012

Diarra has long been sought after by Milan.
Diarra has long been sought after by Milan.David Ramos/Getty Images

According to Football-Italia, the agent of Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra says that his client is going to join AC Milan in July.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has been a target of Milan for several years, and after appearing in only 17 league games this year, he is believed to be ready to make the move.

Per Diarra's agent Ernesto Bronzetti, who works closely with Real Madrid and has a good relationship with Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, his client is currently on vacation in the United States and will finalize the move upon his return .

“Diarra is on holiday in America right now,” Bronzetti told Marca. “However, as soon as he is back, he’ll find an agreement with Milan.”

The Frenchman is under contract at Real Madrid until 2013. No talks appear to have taken place between Milan and Diarra's employer for his services, but Football-Italia recently reported that Diarra was offered as part of a package, along with midfielder Nuri Sahin, in exchange for Kevin-Prince Boateng. But the offer was rejected by Galliani, who has no intention of giving up the Ghanaian.

Diarra has played a total of 219 games in his career with Le Havre, Chelsea, Arsenal, Portsmouth and Real Madrid.