Milan capture Villarreal's Zapata on loan

Spanish second tier club Villarreal on Wednesday announced an agreement with AC Milan that will see Colombian international defender Cristian Zapata move to the Italian giants on a season-long loan.

The Colombian defender, 25, will return to Serie A after leaving Udinese for the Yellow Submarine last summer.

The 15-times capped defender moved to Villarreal on a five-year deal for a reported 8.5 million euros ($10.5m).

However, Villarreal were relegated from La Liga on the final day of last season.

Milan have an option to sign Zapata permanently next summer for a fee between five and six million euros.