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The Transfer That Never Happened: Luiz Adriano Is Headed Back To Italy

Luiz Adriano will still be wearing Rossonero come February after cancelling his transfer to Jiangsu.

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Here's the story of the transfer that never happened: Luiz Adriano, who reportedly reached an agreement with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning a week ago that would have netted Milan almost €15 million, is headed back to Italy and is likely to wear Rossonero again.

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The Brazilian striker flew to China a couple of days ago to sign his new contract with the club, which would have been worth 8 million per season. However, he was unable to reach an agreement with the Chinese club even though he had already underwent medicals. As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, the transfer was apparently canceled not only for economic reasons, but concerns about living in China as well.

Wednesday was a rollercoaster of a day for the Rossoneri, who woke up with a "new" striker in their roster that could instantly fill the void left by the sale of Alessio Cerci, but lost the 15 million they expected to have in their pockets as this transfer window nears its end. Never change, Milan, never change.