GdS: Milan may offer Arsenal-linked midfielder to beat them to €40m Poland star

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could look to lower Napoli’s asking price for striker Arkadiusz Milik by inserting a counterpart in the deal, a report claims.

It is no secret that the Rossoneri are in the market for a new centre-forward given the doubts over the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose deal expires at the end of the month.

According to the paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday (via MilanNews), the Milan management have identified two strikers who may be of use to Ralf Rangnick, who the outlet confirmed last night will arrive as manager.

One of them is Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic, however the Serbia international currently carries a big price tag that has forced Milan to look into other options.

Chief among those is Arkadiusz Milik, but the problem is once again economic as Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants €40m for the Pole despite the fact his deal runs out in a year.

However Rossoneri could have a trump card to play in order to land the 26-year-old in Franck Kessie. The midfielder is highly rated by the Partenopei head coach Rino Gattuso, and his inclusion could help bring that €40m price down.

Kessie was purchased from Atalanta for a total of €32million and Arsenal have also been credited with interest, while the Gunners have been linked with Milik too.

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