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Daniel Agger is set to join Italian club side AC Milan. The media was rife with reports last week that the Denmark international had agreed to rejoin Rafa Benitez at Newcastle. Benitez couldn’t save Newcastle as they were relegated from the English Premier League but he agreed to help the club regain their tier one status despite having the clause in his contract that he was not obligated to do so.

Benitez sought to add centre back Daniel Agger to his Championship side but current reports say the former Liverpool man will join AC Milan instead. According to TalkSport, the 31-year-old Dane has been approached by the Serie A giants about a Bosman deal, especially as his current deal with Brondby expires at the end of the month.

Agger rejoined his boyhood club in 2014 after he had issues with then Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers. He started with the Brondby Under-19 squad back in the day before his move to the senior team in 2004. He impressed in the senior team for a year until the Reds swoop him in the 2005/2006 season where he played until his exit. Milan currently have the ageing Alex and Italian Andrea Poli at the back, but Agger would arrive to compete with that pair for a starting spot.

Milan have been struggling with getting the results in recent seasons aside having managerial problems. They finished in the seventh spot last season being 34 points off the league leaders in Juventus, even though they had started the season as one of the favourites to land the title - the StanJames Serie A betting had them at just 4/1.

They did have a real shot at a silverware when they played Juve in the Italian Cup Final but they lost again. Now they have billionaire backers and are looking at joining the elites to compete for titles.

Though Agger’s form has dropped over the years, it still remains a surprise why Milan want him to join them. Agger once turned down offers from Barcelona and Manchester City to stay with Liverpool but lots of injuries over the years have taken toll on the player.