Luiz Adriano did not feature against Carpi in Milan's Coppa Italia win, and was not even on the bench, and for very good reason. Reports in Italy say that Milan has sold Adriano to a club in China for some €14 million, and further reports have confirmed that the Brazilian will soon fly to China to sign a contract worth almost €8 million per season with Jiangsu Suning FC.
LUIZ ADRIANO non è tra i convocati per Milan-Carpi perché al centro di una trattativa di mercato— Milan Channel (@MCdiretta) January 12, 2016
Since joining AC Milan in July from Shakhtar Donesk, Luiz Adriano has failed to impress -- scoring only five goals in 20 appearances in both Serie A and the Coppa Italia -- which resulted in him being third choice striker behind Carlos Bacca and recently behind M'baye Niang as well.
Luiz Adriano's departure was also announced on Instagram by soon to be ex-teammate José Mauri on Instagram:
"Good luck my friend. I wish you the best, you deserve health and happiness because you are a great person, it was a pleasure sharing these months with you. Your smile is going to be missed in the dressing room".
Milan will make a €6 million profit on Luiz Adriano -- not bad business for a player signed just six months ago and who isn't performing well. Hopefully that money will be used to strengthen the team's attacking options, and some of his high wages might even be used to bring back a familiar face.