AC Milan CEO Giorgio Furlani is expected to work on the signing of Jonathan David from Lille during the season to try secure what would be an impressive coup, a report claims.
Milan will find themselves needing to invest in a centre-forward next summer, given that Olivier Giroud will be 37 and would have to sign a new contract, while Luka Jovic’s future remains uncertain, Noah Okafor is more of a winger and Lorenzo Colombo needs to keep developing.
A number of different names were linked during the window that has just closed like Mehdi Taremi, but in the end it was Jovic who arrived on a free transfer from Fiorentina.
According to what is being reported by Calciomercato.com, Milan are still looking for a ‘great striker for the future’ and it is Jonathan David of Lille that tempts them the most.
Furlani wants to take advantage of the excellent relations Milan have with Lille to try and get everything tied up ahead of time and beat the inevitable competition that will emerge.
The Canada international has two goals in four league games this season after scoring 24 in 37 last season, as well as 15 in 38 the season before.
A report from La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in the month claimed that Milan evaluated him in June and July when his price was €60m and saw a loan bid late in the window rejected, but they are willing to try again.