Jaap Stam will sign for Italian champions Milan on Monday, according to the club’s vice president Adriano Galliani.

Galliani says that the Dutch central defender will sign a deal at San Siro on Monday.

“Stam will sign for Milan tomorrow,” Galliani told Italy’s Sky Sports.

“On Monday it will be official.”

With their dire financial situation Lazio have been forced to sell Sta, nmow rather than let him leave for nothing in 12 months time.

Stam will join former Lazio team-mate Alessandro Nesta at Milan, not to mention veterans Paolo Maldini and Cafu in what promises to be a formidable rearguard.