"Chelsea FC have agreed terms for Andriy Shevchenko to return to AC Milan. Details of the agreement will remain confidential. The move is subject to a successful medical."
And, with that statement on the Chelsea FC website, Sheva's nightmare in London is finally over. A true professional, he never once complained -- or failed to compete -- during his time at Chelsea. I wish him all the best in Italy.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani spoke on the move earlier today on Milan Channel. From Sky Sports:
"After a series of frantic phone calls during the day today, we have reached an agreement with Chelsea," Galliani said.
"Andriy returns to the Rossoneri, tomorrow he will be in Milan, Monday he will undergo a medical, then he will sign a contract and from Tuesday he will be available to Carlo Ancelotti. We succeeded in bringing home the player who in the last 50 years has scored the most goals in our shirt.
"President (Silvio) Berlusconi and I am happy, as is our coach and I believe also our players. I believe that Milan are the only club in the world to have three European players of the year in our squad."
Galliani added: "Andriy has returned home and I am happy about it. I am a Milan fan and I am very happy. I've spoken to Andriy 48 times in the past three hours...the terms of the agreement are very private.
"Between today and tomorrow Andriy will be at Milan and he will start again his life as a Milan player. Andriy made a mistake in leaving and I believe that in the past two years he has realised that this is his home. Now he has made his financial sacrifices but at this point the only thing that matters is that he returns to us."
Weird, I feel like I've wrote this blog before.
Sheva's Chelsea highlight package