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Report: Phillip Prosenik to join AC Milan

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Reports out of Italy this morning are suggesting that Chelsea academy product Phillip Prosenik has agreed to join AC Milan. Some tweets from the player himself would seem to confirm those reports as well. Prosenik has suffered an unfortunate series of serious knee injuries and concussions that have limited the young Austrian to very few appearances in a Chelsea shirt. Prosenik was due to be out of contract in June, so he was free to negotiate with other clubs on a pre-contract agreement. There is no word if Prosenik will be released from his contract immediately, but it would seem to be the common sense approach at this point.

For those of you not familiar with the youngster, Prosenik is a big physical prototypical center forward. He holds the ball up well, is known for his strength, and is good in the air. The young Austrian was certainly an interesting prospect who probably missed his chance here due to injury. Luckily for Chelsea, we have a fairly similar type of striker and far more physically gifted prospect in Romelu Lukaku. Best of luck to Prosenik in Italy, the style of play there seems far more suited to his game than most other leagues would.