AC Milan have signed Italy international defender Alessandro Florenzi on a season-long loan from Serie A rivals AS Roma with the option of a permanent deal, both clubs said on Saturday.
The 30-year-old right back, who was part of the Italy squad that won the European Championship, has played 45 matches for the Azzurri scoring two goals.
Florenzi made his senior debut for Roma in 2011 after coming through their youth ranks and played more than 250 games for the side in the following eight seasons, but spent the last two on loan at Valencia and Paris St Germain.
Italian media reported that Milan would pay Roma one million euros (US$1.17 million) for the loan, with a further 4.5 million euros to be paid should they decide to make the deal permanent.
(US$1 = 0.8550 euros)
(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)