AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed the acquisition of defender Matías Silvestre on loan from city rivals FC Internazionale Milano for the season.
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AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed that the Rossoneri have reached an agreement with city rivals FC Internazionale Milano to sign 28-year-old defender Matías Silvestre on loan for the season.
Silvestre joined Inter on loan from US Città di Palermo in summer 2012, and made nine Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri, who were obliged to make the move permanent at the end of last term. However, new Inter coach Walter Mazzarri excluded the player from the club's summer training camp, paving the way for their city rivals to swoop. Milan have the option to complete a permanent deal at the end of the campaign.
"Silvestre is a Milan player now," said Galliani. Coach Massimilano Allegri will be boosted by the defensive acquisition, with Daniele Bonera, Philippe Mexès and Mattia De Sciglio all currently out injured. Silvestre, also formerly of CA Boca Juniors and Calcio Catania, will complete his loan move subject to a medical.
Milan will begin their UEFA Champions League campaign in the play-offs, with the draw to be made on Friday 9 August.