Boateng close to AC Milan return

Federico Pastorello, Kevin-Prince Boateng's agent, has revealed his client is close to agreeing a deal to leave Schalke 04 for an AC Milan return.

The midfielder had been training with the San Siro club in recent months after being placed on indefinite suspension by the Konigsblauen in May.

With no signs of making amends at Schalke, Pastorello has revealed that Boateng could cut his contract at the Bundesliga club short in order to return to Milan.

"We have taken an important first step and now we look to end the agreement with Schalke in the next few days," Pastorello told MilanNews.

"Once that is done, we will find an agreement with Milan. The coach has confirmed that he wants him and that was the most important thing – to have the okay from the coach, who had to make a decision.

"He has a great desire to do well and make a contribution and he will be very useful to the coach.

"Kevin has a great desire for redemption after some difficult months and he wants to also repay the faith that Milan have shown in him."