AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has come in for heavy criticism from some sections of the Italian media
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Essien to AC Milan is done. 18 month deal, no fee, reports @dimarzio Heard from some1 else he also took pay cut. Had CFC deal thru 2015
Fiorentina have completed the signing of Alessandro Matri on loan from AC Milan, the club have confirmed.
The 29-year-old striker has joined the Viola until the end of the season.
AC Milan's stuttering season went from bad to worse on Sunday when they were beaten at Serie A strugglers Sassulo.
The newly promoted outfit came from 2-0 down thanks to a stunning four goal show from 19 year-old striker Domenico Berardi.
The Juventus loanee scored his first goal after 15 minutes and tucked away his fourth just two minutes after the interval. It was the Italian youngster's 11th goal of the season.
AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea's Michael Essien on loan this month, according to Football Italia.
The 31 year-old has struggled for regular first team action at Stamford Bridge this season and is thought to be available on a short term basis.
Essien would also be eligible for Milan's Champions League knockout stage tie having failed to make it onto the pitch for Chelsea in Europe this season.