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AC sign U20 hero Adiyiah

AC Milan have agreed to sign the Ghanaian forward Dominic Adiyiah from Norway's Fredrikstad in January.

AC Milan have agreed to sign the Ghanaian forward Dominic Adiyiah from Norway's Fredrikstad in January while a loan deal for David Beckham will be announced soon, according to chief executive Adriano Galliani. Adiyiah, 20, was top scorer when Ghana won the Under 20 World Cup last month and is being bought because Milan's teturn to form has coincided with a switch to a 4-3-3 formation. "The deal with the Norwegian club is done, now he has to get permission to come to Italy. Naturally he must pass a medical," Galliani said. "Our tactics have changed, we needed a wide forward who can alternate with those already here and we've made our move.

"And, in a matter of hours, I hope to be able to announce the return of David Beckham," added Galliani. Despite his joy at the signings and Milan's 2-0 win over Parma on Saturday, Galliani was worried by another low attendance figure at the San Siro. "It's a shame that there's been an unjustified drop-off in the attendance. We accept it even if the figures are worrying. We'll try everything possible to recover our fans," he said.

* Reuters