AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed England midfielder David Beckham will rejoin the club on loan in January.
Negotiations have been going on for some weeks and on Wednesday night Beckham intimated that they were 95% done, although the Milan chief has now confirmed the move.
"David Beckham's return on loan in January is already a done deal," Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
The England midfielder joins from L.A. Galaxy with a view to getting enough regular first team football at the highest level to justify a place in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.
Beckham joined Milan for a six-month loan spell earlier this year and while it was initially greeted with scepticism, he soon won over the critics.
Should Beckham be fit to play upon his arrival he could feature in Milan's crunch game away to Juventus on January 10.