FRANCESCO ACERBI will be bought by Genoa and then will be sent to Milan, according to reports.

Milan are moving closer towards signing Chievo defender Acerbi in the summer as rumours in the Italian media suggest a meeting took place at Milan’s headquarters in via Turati on Tuesday regarding Acerbi.

As reported by, Milan Sporting Director Ariedo Braida met with the Italian’s agent, Andrea Cattoli and with FIFA Agent Giuseppe Riso, who has been close to Milan since the Tevez-saga started.

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The three had a meeting at via Turati and then ate dinner at Adriano Galliani’s favourite restaurant ‘Giannino’ and reportedly agreed on the transfer of Acerbi to Milan. The player is co-owned by Chievo and Genoa. The Grifone, who are good business-friends with Milan, will buy Acerbi fully from Chievo for €4m.

It is thought that Enrico Preziosi will then send the former Reggina player to Milan for a fixed price or in exchange for players. It is only Acerbi’s first season at the first division in Italy and he attracted interest from a number of teams thanks to his performances. He has made it very clear after the game between Chievo and Milan that he would have wanted to move to Milan as he is a Milanista and has dreamt of getting there.

It looks like Acerbi’s dream will be come true next season.

In addition to Acerbi, Milan are also reportedly interested in Cesare Natali of Fiorentina. The center-back will be out of contract in the summer. Milan will refresh their lines as many players have expiring deals.

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