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AC Milan Close To Completing Deal For Torino Midfielder As Medicals Take Place

Milan are looking to close their first signing of the window today with a midfield reinforcement.

Soualiho Meite of Torino FC in action during the Serie A... Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images

Gianluca di Marzio is reporting that Soualiho Meite will join AC Milan from Torino today on a loan deal with an option to buy. The loan for six months will cost 500,000 euros with an option to buy for 8.5 million euros plus 1.5 million in bonuses.

La Gazzetta dello Sport via are reporting that Milan have beaten out the likes of Napoli for the signature of the midfielder and note that the deal will be completed either today or tomorrow.

The 26 year old midfielder could be available for Milan's clash against Cagliari on Monday. Meite is considered to be a depth option for Franck Kessie to ensure the Rossoneri are covered in the long season ahead. Meite has played extensively in France for the likes of LOSC Lille, AJ Auxerre, FCG Bordeaux and even Monaco prior to his Serie A spell.

Antonio Vitiello is reporting that Meite is in Milan today to undertake his medicals and will be the first signing of the winter transfer market for the Rossoneri.