Despite reports claiming that Milan had lost patience with Marseille and were ready to move on to other targets, it now appears that Lucas Ocampos is set to transfer from Genoa to Milan.
The 22-year-old has been on the radar of the rossoneri ever since the departure of Mbaye Niang to Watford earlier this week but a transfer seemed complicated given the fact that Marseille, Ocampos’ parent club, had to approve any move.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the player has now been given the all-clear from his parent club to move on a simple loan deal to AC Milan until the end of the season, likely due to the expected return of Dimitri Payet from West Ham.
Marseille and Genoa’s agreement remains the same and the rossoblu still have the option to make Ocampos’ loan a permanent move, although the French side will receive 25% of any future transfer.
Montella’s newest recruit is expected to complete his medical and officially join AC Milan by tomorrow.