Ahead of the January mercato, AC Milan have been extensively linked with two positions. Firstly, a centre-back to aid them in their current crisis. Additionally, they would like a striker, and it seems the Rossoneri have honed in on their target.
Unlike the plans for a central defender, the choice for a striker has been narrow throughout the run-up to January. It has consistently been between Jonathan David and Serhou Guirassy, but due to the Canadian’s price, the Rossoneri are now favouring a move for the Guinean.
CalcioMercato.com have reported that contact has been ongoing in the past two weeks now, and with the Stuttgart striker opening himself for a move in the upcoming window, the Diavolo have begun making the steps needed to bring him to Milan.
Firstly, Guirassy needs to decide if he is to make himself available to Guinea at the African Cup of Nations. Once that has been decided, Milan will begin formal talks with Stuttgart for the 27-year-old. Rather than playing the €17million release clause, which requires the full payment up-front, the Rossoneri could offer €17m plus a few million in additional bonuses so they can spread the fee over several instalments, like regular transfers work.