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                      === Milan finalizes Zapata move ===
 
 Milan,  Italy  (Sports Network) -  AC Milan  confirmed the signing of defender
 Cristian Zapata on a permanent basis on Friday.
 
 Zapata  spent  the past  season on loan  at the San  Siro from Villarreal, and
 Milan  has decided to exercise its option to bring the Colombian into the fold
 on a permanent basis.
 
 The  26-year-old appeared  in 23  games for  the Rossoneri  this term  and has
 signed a contract with Milan that runs through the 2015-16 campaign.
 
 Zapata  started  his career with  Deportivo Cali  in Colombia before moving to
 Udinese for six seasons and then on Villarreal in 2011.
 
 
 
 05/24 12:43:13 ET

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