CM: Milan make a call on Chelsea striker after recent links based on club’s philosophy

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are not expected to enter the market for a new striker in January, a report claims, and if they do it is unlikely to be Olivier Giroud.

Ibrahimovic will be out for the next week or so with a hamstring strain, which has led to suggestions the club could move when the market reopens to try and secure a striker who would allow the Swede to manage his workload more moving forward.

Tuttosport (via MilanLive) reported that Giroud is the first choice target, while Real Madrid duo Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz cannot be discarded given the excellent relations between the clubs.

According to what is being reported by Calciomercato.com, Milan are not likely to go in search of a new striker in the January transfer market.

This is because the club places great trust in the current trio of Rafael Leao, Ante Rebic and Lorenzo Colombo, all of whom are capable of stepping in for Ibrahimovic.

Regarding the links with Giroud, the Frenchman is not an entirely convincing solution for the management due to the fact he goes against the philosophy of the ownership.

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