AC Milan's on loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani has said that he has a £ 5.2 million buyout clause in his contract that would allow AC Milan to purchase the former Roma player for an extremely cheap price.

The Italian revealed that Liverpool had inserted a £ 5.2 million buyout clause should the player make 25 appearances for AC Milan during the season. So far, Alberto Aquilani has played in 13 matches for AC Milan, and considering that there is more than half of the season to go, there is a very good chance that Aquilani will be playing for AC Milan next season.

AC Milan have been extremely prudent in making the signings of in the last few years after running into financial troubles. The recent deals that brought Alexandre Pato and Robinho are perfect examples of it, while the deal that brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the San Siro is probably the pinnacle of it.

Should it AC Milan sign Aquilani for £ 5.2 million, then it could even compared with the deal for Ibrahimovic given that the 27-year-old Aquilani has been immense for AC Milan this season. Aquilani spent last season and Juventus, but he has been much better this term and the prospect of signing him for less than £ 10 million will certainly appeal to AC Milan.

"There is a buyout fee set at €6 million [£5.2 million] and it is activated after 25 games," he stated to La Gazzetta dello Sport. I feel more assured. You can never say no to Milan. I have always had the hope of becoming a Rossoneri player. I did not expect to be bought by Juventus, the price set by Liverpool [€16 million] was too high. Juve was an opportunity and I have used it well," said Alberto Aquilani in a recent interview given regarding his future.