Shevchenko passes medical to rejoin AC Milan

Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko passed a medical examination on Monday at AC Milan’s training camp to complete his transfer from Chelsea, the Italian club said.

”I am very happy to be here,” Shevchenko was quoted as saying on Milan’s website ahead of the tests. ”I also want to send a greeting to Chelsea fans who, in the last two years, always made me feel their support.”

Shevchenko agreed to terms on Saturday to return to Milan after failing to fulfil expectations during two injury-plagued seasons in England.

He scored 73 goals in 296 games during seven seasons with Milan, but scored just nine in 47 appearances for Chelsea after an English Premier League record transfer of £31-million in the 2006 off-season.

The 31-year-old player arrived at Milan’s Linate Airport on Sunday night.

Neither club has disclosed financial terms, but Milan officials have indicated that Shevchenko will accept a salary cut to return to the Italian club, which is owned by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi. — Sapa-AP

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