AC Milan have announced a deal to sign Sampdoria misfit Antonio Cassano when the transfer window reopens next month.
Forward Cassano has been left out of the Samp first-team since launching a verbal tirade at club president Riccardo Garrone in October.
An arbitration panel last week ruled that the 28-year-old would be suspended until January 31 and would have his salary halved for the remained of his contract with Sampdoria.
But Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that the player has agreed to a move to the Serie A leaders and will link up with the first-team squad for a winter training camp in Dubai before putting pen-to-paper in January.
Berlusconi told Adnkronos: “Yes. We will be signing Cassano. I am also very happy with how the side are playing.”
And Berlusconi went on to hint that Cassano’s arrival at the San Siro could spell the end for Brazil international Ronaldinho, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
He added: “It is a shame for Ronaldinho, At the moment, he has not been playing well or training as well as he can.”