La Stampa: Milan want a ‘great’ striker if Ibra leaves – Belotti back on the agenda

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready to try again for striker Andrea Belotti should Zlatan Ibrahimovic decide to leave this summer, according to a report.

The future of the Swede is up in the air at this point, with multiple outlets reporting that a decision regarding his future at Milan will depend on a face-to-face meeting he has with CEO Ivan Gazidis regarding plans for next season, in addition to who will be the next coach.

As a result, the Rossoneri have been linked with moves for a number of strikers by the media, with Luka Jovic seemingly the most concrete option at present, but the name of Belotti has returned again.

Milan have of course been linked with a move for the forward before, with reports in 2018 stating that they saw a bid of €50m plus Patrick Cutrone rejected, but this summer may represent a better time to sign the boyhood Milanista.

According to La Stampa (via MilanNews), Milan are looking for a ‘great’ centre-forward to replace Ibra should the 38-year-old depart, and have returned to looking at Belotti.

Roma and especially Napoli are keen on the 26-year-old, with the latter ready to offer €20m plus Andrea Petagna for Belotti, who has nine goals and two assists in 23 Serie A fixtures for the Granata so far this season.

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