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Milan confirm permanent signing of Sandro Tonali on 5-year deal

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Milan have confirmed the signing of Sandro Tonali
Milan have confirmed the signing of Sandro Tonali / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

Milan have confirmed Sandro Tonali has signed a permanent deal at the club having spent last season on loan from Brescia.

The youngster failed to really cement his place in the Milan starting XI after arriving at San Siro - making just 17 starts in their 38 Serie A outings - though he proved to be a useful addition to the squad and was handed plenty of game time in the club's Europa League campaign.

Stefano Pioli has reportedly always been keen to make Tonali's loan move permanent this summer, though the move looked to be in doubt after weeks of negotiations with no announcement forthcoming.

However, the deal has now been confirmed with Milan taking to their official website to confirm the news, adding that the midfielder has penned a five-year deal at the club.

"Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Sandro Tonali on a permanent transfer from Brescia Calcio," the statement read. "The Italian midfielder will continue to wear the red and black jersey until 30 June 2026 after having played 37 games with Milan last season."

As of yet there has been no word on the fee the Rossoneri have shelled out for the young midfielder, though Calciomercato recently reported that a figure in the region of €7m (£6m) with €3m (£2.6m) in add-ons would be paid.

That report also claimed Tonali would be required to take a pay cut to secure a move to Milan, though again no such details have yet been released.

Milan have wasted no time in looking to bolster their squad this summer, with Tonali already the third new face through the door.

Mike Maignan recently arrived from Ligue 1 champions Lille following the departure of Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer, while Fikayo Tomori's deal has also been made permanent following his loan from Chelsea.