CM: From Malen to Mario Gotze – Milan assessing six possible forward targets

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s forward department is one particular area that could undergo big change this summer, a report claims, with six targets in mind.

As Calcioemercato.com notes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic could say goodbye at the end of the season, which is why it is necessary to go out and buy a new centre-forward given the doubts that have arisen over Rafael Leao’s exploits.

It is anticipated that there will be no huge fee forked out for a striker this summer and that the club will instead focus on a young player ready to explode.

The first name on the list, the outlet claims, is Luka Jovic. The Serbia international is under contract until June 2025 with Real Madrid, who last year paid out €60million to buy him from Eintracht Frankfurt. The only solution at present is a loan with option to buy.

Arkadiusz Milik is the second name, with the Poland international only contracted until June 2021 with Napoli, with a contract of €2.5million net per season. Aurelio De Laurentiis has put him on the market to avoid the risk of losing him on a free transfer in a year, but Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also keen.

Myron Boadu is the third name in the report, with the Dutchman attracting interest from a number of clubs after a season in which he scored 14 goals in 24 league games. He has been offered to Milan by Mino Raiola, but AZ Alkmaar are asking for at least €25million to let him leave.

Sardar Azmoun is the fourth name, and the Iranian striker has scored 10 goals in 21 league games for Zenit this season. Napoli are also keen, with the Russian side set to demand €30m+ for the 25-year-old.

Raiola could also be influential should Milan go for the fifth name in Donyell Malen. The agent offered the PSV striker to Milan and Juve, and this season he has scored 17 goals in 25 league games.

The final name on the list of possible forward targets is Mario Gotze. Milan are evaluating his possible signing on a free transfer, but ​​Lazio and Real Betis are also keen. The problem is his salary as the German currently earns nearly €8million including bonuses.

Tags AC Milan Arkadiusz Milik Donyell Malen Luka Jovic Mario Gotze Myron Boadu Sardar Azmoun