CM: Ibrahimovic, UCL qualification and Lille raid – what will affect Milan’s striker pursuit

By Oliver Fisher -

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, 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.

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Tags AC Milan Andrea Belotti Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. How Long we gonna depend on ibra ? Paying 7 Mil euros…offcourse he is leader and he is old…he is having physical issues coming up…it’s a time for nilan to find consistent proper striker…

  2. Get Belotti free, then get Scamacca and try to spread payment over a few years. Look to bring in Lang or Berardi, bring back Pobega and Adli, get Zakaria for free, save money on defense by re-signing Romagnoli and now you have a complete team and only have to fork out money for Scamacca and one of Berardi or Lang. I’m not Milan’s manager but this would be my fiscally responsible plan to bring quality and depth to the side.

    1. Zakaria is in juve, inter are in it hot for scamacca and are most likely to get him, Berardi or lang are possibilities we might just miss out on…only Belloti has us as his preferred destination while pobega and adli er already in the plans

      1. Well, Lang also said that he prefers Milan over other clubs, but it depends on the club’s offers. He was linked with Liverpool, but Liverpool got Luis Díaz. So they won’t be interested in Lang anymore. So that’s a positive thing for Milan. I think Milan should at least try to win the Coppa Italia this season because the Scudetto seems difficult to be honest, although not impossible.

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