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Turkey star snubs Arsenal for AC Milan move

German Bundesliga By: Olakunle Brown | 02/07/2017

Turkey international, Hakan Calhanoglu has snubbed a move to Arsenal as he confirms that he will join AC Milan this summer.

The 23-year-old’s deal is worth an initial €20million (£17.3million), with an extra €4m in add ons.

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Calhanoglu took to social media to post a picture of himself and his entourage about to board a flight to Milan on Sunday morning.

"I am on my way to sign the contract in Milan. I want to thank Bayer Leverkusen, the directors and the fans for three fantastic years," he told German outlet Bild, before posting a snap on his personal Instagram account.

Calhanoglu has not played for Bayer Leverkusen since February, after he received a four-month ban from FIFA for admitting to a breach of contract for accepting a €100,000 payment from Turkish outfit Trabzonspor in 2011, before making a U-turn to extend his contract at Karlsruhe - his club at the time.

But the ban did not stop the 23-year-old from netting six goals and five assists in 15 appearances for Bayer last season, while playing in all six of their Champions’ League group matches.

Calhanoglu will become Milan's sixth signing of the summer so far.