AC Milan have beaten a host of Premier League clubs to the signature of Dutch international Urby Emanuelson.
The Italian giants have secured Emanuelson on a pre-contract agreement and he will join on a Bosman free transfer in the summer.
The Ajax defender has agreed a three-year deal at the San Siro, and now Milan have opened talks of securing his signature this month.
The 24-year-old admitted he could not refuse a move to Milan.
"Of course I would love to finish the season at Ajax and become champion, but this chance you couldn't refuse," he told De Telegraaf.