Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Andrea Poli, the utilitarian midfielder brought to San Siro under the reign of Massimiliano Allegri, is set to be released from his Milan contract to join Bologna.
This news broke amidst a series of reported negotiations between the Rossoneri and the Rossoblu for the Italian midfielder.
Corriere di Bologna initially reported that Milan CEO Marco Fassone and Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli were reluctant to let the player go on a free transfer, with Giovanni Branchini, Poli’s agent, mediating the transfer proceedings between both clubs. Poli had one year remaining on his four year contract at Milan.
Since then, Milan have been swayed to let the midfielder, deemed surplus to requirements, go.
He will sign a four year deal with the Bolognese side, with the deal set to be announced later this week.
The arrival of Franck Kessie has pushed the former Sampdoria man even further down the pecking order, reaching the point of an inevitable departure.