Cristian Zapata suffered a thigh injury in AC Milan's Serie A win at Genoa, the Rossoneri announced on Tuesday.

Zapata was hurt in the opening stages of Monday's game and had to be replaced by Andrea Conti in the 14th minute.

Milan released a statement that said a scan diagnosed Zapata with "a lesion of the biceps femoris muscle of the right thigh".

He will be assessed again in a fortnight, meaning Zapata will be out for at least Milan's next two matches, which are both against Napoli.

Gennaro Gattuso's side face Napoli at home in the league on Saturday before meeting them again three days later in the Coppa Italia at San Siro.

Zapata, who has been linked with a January move to Fenerbahce, has made 10 Serie A starts so far this season, with Milan fourth in the table after beating Genoa.

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a 23-month prison sentence and an €18.8million fine for tax fraud.

The Juventus star attended a court in Madrid on Tuesday to ratify an agreement already reached with Spanish prosecutors.

The 33-year-old was accused of committing four crimes against the Spanish treasury between 2011 and 2014 while he was playing for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo is alleged to have concealed income earned through image rights by using offshore companies.

The Portugal international told reporters that "everything is perfect" after his short appearance in court, during which he accepted the charges as part of a plea deal with the prosecution.

Under Spanish law, he will not be required to spend any time in jail as it is a first-time offence.

Ronaldo was pictured smiling outside court, accompanied by girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, having given a thumbs-up to waiting reporters upon arriving before signing some autographs for fans.

The forward, who left Madrid last year to join Juventus in a €112m deal, missed a penalty in his side's 3-0 Serie A win over Chievo on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Madrid for sentencing in a tax fraud case.

The 33-year-old is accused of committing four crimes against the Spanish treasury between 2011 and 2014 while he was playing for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo is alleged to have concealed income earned through image rights by using offshore companies.

The Portugal star is expected to receive a reduced two-year prison sentence and a fine of €18.8million, according to EFE, after striking a plea deal with the prosecution in which he admitted the four charges.

Under Spanish law, he will not be required to spend any time in jail as it is a first-time offence.

Ronaldo attended court early on Tuesday, accompanied by girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

The forward, who left Madrid last year to join Juventus in a €112m deal, missed a penalty in his side's 3-0 Serie A win over Chievo on Monday.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri played down Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty miss, but felt the forward was too rushed early in his performance.

Barcelona have completed a surprise move for former AC Milan attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, signing him on an initial loan deal until the end of the season.

Douglas Costa, Emre Can and Daniele Rugani all scored their first goals of the season as Juventus eased to a 3-0 Serie A win over struggling Chievo on Monday, despite Cristiano Ronaldo having a penalty saved.

Barcelona have completed a surprise move for former AC Milan attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, signing him on an initial loan deal until the end of the season.

Kevin-Prince Boateng confirmed his shock move from Sassuolo to Barcelona is close, calling his impending switch to Camp Nou a "huge opportunity".

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde had been hoping for attacking reinforcements in January, particularly after seeing Paco Alcacer depart for Borussia Dortmund in the previous transfer window and then Munir El Haddadi join Sevilla this month.

But Boateng is an arrival few had predicted, with the former Ghana international – who has played for Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Schalke, among others – reportedly joining on loan with an €8million purchase option.

Now 31, Boateng is viewed by many as a player who has never really lived up to expectations after initially impressing as a teenager at Hertha Berlin, but he is on the verge of the move of his career and can hardly believe it.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, Boateng said: "It's a bit of a sad day, because I leave a fantastic group and a club like Sassuolo that gave me so much.

"Barcelona is a huge opportunity and the emotion is unique. I was very stressed today [Monday], but I wanted to respect Sassuolo."

With media speculation regarding Boateng and Barca going into overdrive on Monday, things from the past were swift to resurface.

One particular interview from 2017 revealed Boateng had regarded himself as a Real Madrid fan since he was a child, but he dismissed that ahead of joining Barca and is eager to score against Los Blancos in the next Clasico on March 2.

"Those are old things, I think only of Barca," he said. "I hope to score in the Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu."

Gianluigi Donnarumma has wished team-mate Gonzalo Higuain well ahead of the AC Milan striker's expected move to Chelsea.

Higuain was not part of Milan's squad for Monday's 2-0 win at Genoa, with head coach Gennaro Gattuso suggesting that the Juventus loanee's focus was elsewhere.

A deal to take the Argentina international to Stamford Bridge has not yet been finalised, but it appears he may have already played his final game for Milan.

Donnarumma, who produced a number of fine saves in Milan's victory at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, is unsure why Higuain wants to move on just six months into his loan deal.

"If Higuain made this choice, there must be reasons, but he is a friend and I wish him all the best," Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.

Fabio Borini and Suso were restored to Milan's starting line-up from their 1-0 loss to Juventus in last week's Supercoppa Italiana, both getting on the scoresheet in a well-earned win for Gattuso's men.

Borini opened the scoring with a close-range finish before Suso converted off the inside of the post late on, as Milan moved up to fourth having previously failed to score in back-to-back away matches in the league.

Donnarumma conceded that Milan started slowly against Genoa, but the 19-year-old goalkeeper was pleased that his side resumed their Serie A campaign with all three points.

"The Supercoppa defeat hurt, but our objective is fourth place and we are up there. Now let's focus on the next match, this one's in the bag," he added.

"It wasn't a great start, but we suffered all together and that is the most important thing. We fought hard and our quality emerged eventually to win a very difficult match.

"There's a long time to go, but we'll do everything we can to achieve our objectives."

Milan's top-four mission will likely continue without Higuain in their ranks, but assistant manager Luigi Riccio is hopeful that others - such as Patrick Cutrone - can step up in his place.

"I want to underline the great performances put in by Patrick Cutrone in the Coppa Italia, Supercoppa and today," Riccio said. "He was exceptional in attacking the space, stretching the Genoa defence and working for the team.”

Fabio Borini and Suso stepped up in the absence of dropped striker Gonzalo Higuain, earning AC Milan a 2-0 win over Genoa at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Barcelona are understood to be on the verge of signing former Tottenham, AC Milan and Schalke attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from Serie A side Sassuolo.

A report by Sky in Italy claims the 31-year-old will travel to Barcelona on Monday to conclude a loan switch until the end of the season, with an €8million option to make the move permanent.

Barca head coach Ernesto Valverde has been looking for attacking reinforcements as cover for Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele – the latter now facing two weeks on the sidelines with a sprained left ankle.

Munir El Haddadi joined Sevilla this month, while Paco Alcacer left for Borussia Dortmund during the previous transfer window, leaving the reigning LaLiga champions light up front.

Valverde batted back questions over a purported interest in LAFC's Carlos Vela over the weekend, while Mundo Deportivo touted veteran Monaco striker Radamel Falcao as an option.

Boateng would represent an even more leftfield move than those two, although he did enjoy a successful season in LaLiga with Las Palmas in 2016-17 on the back of his second stint at Milan – scoring 10 times in 28 matches.

A campaign with Eintracht Frankfurt, Boateng's fourth Bundesliga club, followed before he joined Sassuolo.

Boateng has been deployed as a false nine by Sassuolo and completed 90 minutes in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Inter at San Siro. He has four goals in 13 games this term.

Mauro Icardi signing a new contract at Inter is virtually a "100 per cent" certainty, says his wife and agent Wanda Nara.

Massimiliano Allegri feels Sami Khedira will be like a new signing for Juventus due to his return from injury.

Gonzalo Higuain has been left out of Milan's squad to face Genoa, with head coach Gennaro Gattuso suggesting the Argentina striker has decided he wants to join Chelsea.

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta insisted the club have "no doubts" Mauro Icardi will sign a new contract, while he said Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin wants to join.

Despite being contracted until 2021, Inter captain and striker Icardi has been linked with a move away from the Serie A side.

Icardi's agent and wife Wanda Nara said the Argentina international will renew, having previously claimed the 25-year-old was nowhere near extending his contract amid reported interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Speaking prior to Saturday's goalless draw at home to Sassuolo, Marotta said Icardi is close to re-signing.

"We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa," Marotta told DAZN. "The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts."

Inter, meanwhile, have been tipped to sign Atletico and Uruguay centre-back Godin as a free agent.

Godin is out of contract at the end of the season and the 32-year-old is reportedly set to join Inter.

Asked about Godin, Marotta said: "I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.

"There are champions who present themselves, that we don't want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June."

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