Sevilla's Kjaer joins Milan on loan after ending Atalanta spell

Defender Simon Kjaer made five Serie A appearances and enjoyed one Champions League outing with Atalanta, but has now joined its Italian rival AC Milan.

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Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer has joined Milan on loan with a view to a permanent move after cutting short his spell with Atalanta.

The Denmark international made five Serie A appearances and enjoyed one Champions League outing with Atalanta, but has now joined their Italian rivals.

Sevilla, the club Kjaer moved to from Fenerbahce in 2017, confirmed the switch in a brief statement on Monday, revealing a purchase option that will come into force at the end of the season.

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Milan boss Stefano Pioli will hope Kjaer can provide a boost to his flagging side, which sits 10th in the table.

The San Siro club has been buoyed by the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which scored in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Cagliari to snap a three-game winless streak.

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