Alberto Aquilani's agent has confirmed that his client will become an official AC Milan player provided he makes five more appearances for the Italian team from now till the end of the season.

The Italian international is currently on a season long loan deal till the end of the season from Liverpool.

However, he is expected to seal his exit from Liverpool once he makes the 25th appearance for AC Milan this season according to the clause inserted in his loan agreement. The 27-year-old was signed by Liverpool for £ 16 million back in 2009.

Aquilani has made 20 appearances for AC Milan this season. Out of the 20, 15 appearances have come in the league, while five have been in the Champions League. As a result, Aquilani needs only five more appearances to confirm his stay with AC Milan.

His agent, Franco Zavaglia, was more keen to stress the fact that Aquilani is very happy with life at AC Milan. Even though the player is currently injured due to an ankle injury – which has kept him out of first team action from January, he is expected to make full recovery and return to the first-team action within one week according to his agent.

"It's all written in the contract. Once Alberto has made 25 appearances for the Rossoneri, he will be a Milan player in all respects. He's progressing very well. I hope he can return in mid-March," agent Franco Zavaglia revealed in a recent press conference. The exact fee agreed between the two clubs should they intend to make the loan deal permanent has not been revealed. Aquilani has already spent a season on loan at Juventus, but they were able to reach an agreement with regard to the transfer fee for the player, who had cost £ 16 million in 2009.


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.