Former AC Milan fullback Massimo Oddo is backing their move for Mario Balotelli.

The Manchester City striker is expected to join the Rossoneri before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Asked about the situation, Oddo told "He's a signing in line with the policy of the club. He is a young man, though definitely expensive, but is still a positive for AC Milan, who need important qualities.

"He has and can be the man to add quality to the Milan team."