With Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future resolved, AC Milan are looking to add another striker to complete the department ahead of next season, a report claims.
According to this morning’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive), the renewal of Ibrahimovic for a further year is now a done deal and only the official announcement is missing, as the Swede will keep the current €7-7.5m net salary while the club will take advantage of a tax deduction due to the Growth Decree.
The idea of Milan is to support Ibra with another striker as Mario Mandzukic’s arrival has been a gamble that has failed to pay off due to muscular problems, so need a younger striker who can guarantee goals and games is key.
Andrea Belotti is the name mentioned by the paper as he has a contract expiring in less than a year and a half – in June 2022 – and the Rossoneri are ready to put €25m on the plate to land the Italy international.
The Milan management will also have to deal with the competition from Roma though, who however have no intention of taking part in an auction, so Belotti will decide his future. The 27-year-old forward has never hidden his passion for the Rossoneri but Roma are of course an option given he would find several friends from the national team there.