Monday, January 9, 2006
ESPNsoccernet: January 10, 11:52 AM UK
Vieri deal with Monaco edging closer
MONACO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Monaco are close to signing AC Milan's Italy striker Christian Vieri, Jean-Luc Ettori, manager of the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.
'We only have to settle a few details,' he told reporters
after a training session.
A statement on the AC Milan website later said the Italy
international would be in the principality for a medical on
'The player will be in Monaco tomorrow morning to take the
physical tests and he will then sign the contract with the new
club,' it read.
Vieri controversially joined Milan from arch-rivals Inter
Milan during the close season on a two-year deal.
The 32-year-old has struggled to win a regular place in the
team and recently said he was worried over his international
place in World Cup year.
He has scored just twice since arriving at Milan, the last
in a 3-1 win over Serie B side Brescia in an Italian Cup match
at the end of November.
Last month he won the Golden Flop award, a prize awarded to
Serie A's worst player based on the votes of listeners to
Catersport, which is produced by RAI, Italy's state broadcaster.