Empics Shevchenko: Unwanted by Chelsea but still loved in Milan
Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko is close to securing a return to AC Milan, according to one of their directors.
The 31-year-old Ukrainian has endured two disappointing years in England since his £30m move from Milan.
Milan director Silvano Ramaccioni said: "We are close to the end of the deal and I hope these little things that have to be fulfilled are done soon."
Shevchenko is AC Milan's second-most prolific goalscorer of all-time with 127 goals from 208 games.
An initial one year loan deal was reportedly discussed when Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi met Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in Sardinia last Thursday.
The Italian press claim the deal will be finalised on Thursday or at the latest 24 hours later and Ramaccioni agrees.
"Shevchenko in the Rossoneri shirt - there really isn't much more to be done," he told Italian radio station Radio Goal.
"I would be extremely delighted if Shevchenko returns to Milan and I am ready to embrace the Ukraine champion again, for us it's about a return home."
Shevchenko has long been linked with a move back to Milan
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