AC Milan are planning for the summer transfer window and they know that a new striker will most likely be needed, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.com, the policy may very well end up being one signing per department given that the groundwork is being laid to sign Sven Botman for the defence and Renato Sanches for the midfield – both from Lille – and a centre-forward could very well arrive too, though it is closely linked to the fate of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede has not yet decided his future for definite but his ‘instinct’ tells him to try to get another year with the Rossoneri and to be protagonist again with his national team at the next World Cup in Qatar. Of course, this depends on his physical condition which will be evaluated in the coming months.
In case of a renewal, Milan could decide to postpone the important expense for a new striker again, opting for a player who is ready and destined to act as Olivier Giroud’s first alternative such as Andrea Belotti, who would like to fulfil his dream of wearing the Milan shirt given he has supported the club since he was a child.
A very low cost investment could even happen if Ibrahimovic were to hang up his boots, because Elliott Management will make a certain budget available and the concrete interest in Lille duo Sven Botman and Renato Sanches would require a significant financial commitment, without forgetting that Champions League qualification is key.