Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik has emerged as the ‘ideal name’ for AC Milan as they plan for life without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a report claims.
The Rossoneri have been heavily linked with a move for Milik over the past week in the media, with Ibrahimovic seemingly likely to depart once the season is over, leaving Milan needing a new centre-forward.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) on Sunday, Milik could well be that man. Although the head of Napoli Cristiano Giuntoli recently spoke of negotiations for a renewal, Milik at the moment seems unwilling to extend his deal which expires at the end of next season.
This is of course good news for Milan, who intend to focus on a striker who is still quite young (26 years old), of international calibre and one who is very skilled in front of goal.
Milan will obviously try to get the best out of Rafael Leao who will be central to the new youth project, but they also need a proven goalscorer and someone with experience at the top level.
The stumbling block is the €40million that Aurelio De Laurentiis intends to get from his sale. It will depend a lot on the outgoing market: if Milan gains significant capital gains, it will be able to veer strongly on new objectives, such as Milik.