AC Milan have now begun their pursuit of a centre-forward who has an EU passport given that they are advancing in talks over Samuel Chukwueze, a report claims.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) writes that Milan held talks with Villarreal over Chukwueze and are now more confident about closing a deal at around €25m, one that would see him take the final non-EU spot.
That means Mehdi Taremi cannot arrive as the striker, so the management are now looking at alternative options for that role who can arrive and give a hand to Olivier Giroud, who will turn 37 this year.
Gianluca Scamacca is an idea as per the paper, like other possible loan deals from the Premier League, but it seems that the Rossoneri want to sign a centre-forward on a permanent deal who can grow.
Noah Okafor of Red Bull Salzburg is on the list, but he costs quite a bit despite the fact he has less than a year on his deal, in addition to their being doubts about him playing as a lone striker.
Another interested idea has emerged: Vangelis Pavlidis. He has been at AZ Alkmaar for two seasons and has an asking price of €15m, which is within reach.
Pavlidis scored 56 goals and registered 25 assists in 131 matches in the Eredivisie and scored nine goals in AZ’s Conference League run last season too, which has attracted Milan’s attention.