This move did come as surprise - and it looks like AC Milan might not continue their interest in Celtic's Dembele.
He would become their fourth recruit in as many weeks following the signing of Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Ivorian Franck Kessie (Atalanta) and Argentinian centre-back Mateo Musaccio.
"Andre's eyes displayed how much pleasure he has to wear our shirt".
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The last time the Rays' had five straight quality starts was July 19 though 30, 2016 when the ripped off 10 in a row. C Wilson Ramos (recovery from torn ACL) may soon have his rehab upgraded from Class A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham.
The player has been approached by several big European clubs - I can't say who. "I want to remind everyone that Bacca has a three year contract with Milan".
The 21-year-old Silva scored 21 goals in 44 matches in all competitions for FC Porto last season. Capped eight times by his country, he has scored seven goals in those outings, including in Friday's 3-0 win over Latvia.
"I chose Milan because they're a club with great history in the Champions League, I'm happy that Milan wanted me and I couldn't pass up this opportunity", Silva told Milan TV after the Italian giants finished sixth last season.
He is due to link up with the Portugal national team on Monday night in preparation for the Confederations Cup with Milan therefore unlikely to waste any time in confirming his arrival, if he passes a medical.