Adil Rami paved his way out of Valencia by insulting his coach and teammates last month.
Adil Rami paved his way out of Valencia by insulting his coach and teammates last month.
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MILAN (AP) -- Struggling AC Milan has reportedly reached a deal to acquire France center back Adil Rami on loan from Valencia in January.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Milan will pay 400,000 euros ($540,000) for the loan then have the option to pick up Rami's full rights for 6 million euros ($8.15 million) at the end of the season.

Rami is suspended by Valencia for one week without pay for insulting his coach and teammates in a radio interview last month. Rami has not played for Valencia since the interview and Milan is hoping he can begin training in Italy even before January.

A 3-2 loss to Juventus last weekend left Milan 13 points behind Serie A leader Roma in a tie for 12th with promoted Livorno.

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