German-born midfielder heads home to the Bundesliga.
AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng has taken a step towards returning to the Bundesliga as he undertakes a medical with Schalke, Eurosport reports.
The 26-year-old stated earlier this month that he wanted to return home to Germany after growing disillusioned at life in Italy, but the Milanese club were quick to point out that they had no desire to let him leave.
However, with belts being tightened all over Europe and Milan enforcing their own sell-to-buy policy, they have reluctantly agreed to let him travel to Germany to undergo a medical with Schalke.
“The royal blues are planning to sign Kevin-Prince Boateng. He has arrived for a medical check,” Schalke said in a statement.
The Ghanian international bagged a brace on Wednesday as Milan overcame PSV Eindhoven to book a place in the group stage of the Champions League and it now appears that that could be his final act in the red-and-black stripes.
Boateng made a name for himself in Germany with Hertha Berlin before making the move to England with Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth, where he won the FA Cup.
Upon leaving Fratton Park, he joined Milan where he transformed himself into one of the most accomplished midfielders in Europe.