CM: Milan evaluating alternatives as talks over €60m Real Madrid flop stall

By Isak Möller -

As Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to leave AC Milan after this season, the search continues for a replacement on the transfer market. Among others, the Rossoneri have set their sights on Luka Jovic, who plays for Real Madrid. 

According to Calciomercato.com, the Serbian is a strong candidate for Milan’s attack despite a tough first season in La Liga. Thus far, he hasn’t been able to live up to the €60m price tag, scoring two goals in the league.

The Rossoneri are ready to open negotiations with Real Madrid on the basis of a two-year loan, but it’s a track that has difficulties. Jovic is convinced that he can bounce back and replace the ageing Karim Benzema, now 33-years-old.

Milan are aware of his will to prove himself in Spain, as well as high salary he currently receives (around €5m per year). For the Rossoneri’s CEO, Ivan Gazidis, this is too much given the wage cap of €2.5-3m per player.

Therefore, per the report, it’s no coincidence that they are looking at other options, such as AZ Alkmaar’s Myron Boadu and PSV Eindhoven’s Donyell Malen. Two players that Mino Raiola is in charge of, ready to negotiate with Milan.

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