AC Milan director Zvonomir Boban is ready to travel to Spain for a meeting with Real Madrid, according to a report.
The Rossoneri have been strongly linked with a player from Real’s rivals Atletico Madrid in Angel Correa, however recent reports from a number of sources have suggested that a deal now looks unlikely.
As we revealed, personal terms were agreed with Correa back in July on a five-year deal, but after weeks of negotiations it seems Milan are now looking for alternatives.
As per a report from SportMediaset, Boban is getting ready to fly to the Spanish capital to begin a ‘mercato blitz’.
The Croatian is apparently set to meet with Real in order to discuss a move for Mariano Diaz, a striker who scored 18 goals in 34 league appearances for Lyon last season.
That persuaded club president Florentino Perez to exercise a buy-back option and bring him back to Real, but he seemingly has no place with Los Blancos having not made a competitive appearance yet this season.
Mediaset go on to add that the reason for interest in Mariano is tactical as well as economical: a formation switch back to 4-3-3 would mean that the Dominican international provides an alternative option to Krzysztof Piatek.
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