AC Milan are closing in on Palermo centre-forward Amauri.

Controcampo says while Milan prepare to lose two of their Brazilian contingent - Cafu and Serginho - at the end of this season, they will welcome another, Amauri.

Milan have assured Palermo they're prepared to pay £17 million for the striker, who they see as the ideal partner for Alexandre Pato. A January deal hasn't been ruled out, though it's most likely Amauri will arrive at the San Siro next summer.