Milan complete deal for Luiz Adriano

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The 28-year-old had been linked to a number of clubs across Europe following a prolific eight-year spell with Shakhtar but it is Milan who have won the race for his signature.

The club said on their official website: “AC Milan announces that it has today acquired Luiz Adriano from FC Shakhtar Donetsk, with the player signing a contract until June 2020. The player will join the team in the coming days.”

Luiz Adriano has won four caps for Brazil and is set to feature in a new-look strikeforce at Milan next season, with the Serie A giants also having agreed a deal to sign Colombia forward Carlos Bacca from Sevilla.

Milan are looking to strengthen their squad after two disappointing campaigns.

The Rossoneri finished 10th in Serie A last season and will miss out again on European football after finishing eighth the previous year.

As a result, Milan sacked coach Filippo Inzaghi and appointed former Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic as his replacement.