AC Milan do not have much money available to go and sign a striker, but they intend to bring one in before the window closes.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes that some time ago this would be ‘Condor Time’, when Adriano Galliani would be expected to pull a signing out of nowhere towards the end of the window.
Last season, Milan had four centre-forward options: Olivier Giroud, Divock Origi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ante Rebic. Three out of four are no longer part of the plans, with Giroud and Noah Okafor present but a third name now needed.
Lorenzo Colombo should renew his contract with Milan in the next few days and then go out on loan, with Monza as the big favourites to land him at the moment.
Milan have thought about keeping him for a long time but now the idea of giving him minutes and consistent playing time elsewhere has prevailed, given he is 21 years of age and thus is at a crucial stage in his development.
Milan have two profiles in mind: Armando Broja of Chelsea and Hugo Ekitike of PSG. The former has just recovered from an ACL injury, while the latter did not have a great season at PSG.
The Rossoneri cannot pay €30m and thus they depend on Chelsea and PSG. The Blues could sign a forward to free Broja, while the Ligue 1 champions are exploring the idea of sending Ekitike to Eintracht Frankfurt in exchange for Randal Kolo Muani.
Luka Jovic is in the group of alternatives, not only because Fiorentina yesterday showed they can play very well even without him. Jovic responds to Pioli’s needs, because he wants a natural striker, but his scoring record is not great.