CM: Milan lining up €35m Champions League star as search for a striker begins

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milan management are thinking about signing a new forward to inject some life into an attacking department that is struggling with injuries, a report claims. report that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are working around the clock despite the fact that the transfer window closed only two weeks ago, and they are carrying out negotiations for the renewals of the most important players in the squad and are starting to plan the next moves in terms of transfer.

While Olivier Giroud is experiencing one of the best moments of his career, at the age of 35 he cannot be asked to start every game given they are coming every three or four days now, and with Ante Rebic and Divock Origi out that is what he is being asked to do.

A number of profiles are therefore being evaluated in terms of transfer targets for the centre-forward role, and a familiar opponent in Noah Okafor stands out.

The 22-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker – who scored against the Rossoneri earlier in the month – is a profile admired by the scouting area.

He is technically skilled, powerful and quick in attacking the space in behind, so the feeling is Okafor has everything it takes to enhance Pioli’s attack.

After scoring against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge he is now attracting plenty of interest, but Maldini and Massara were impressed and will make an attempt in view of next summer, with the current valuation around €35m.

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  1. I can’t believe beginning of season we have zlatan, origi, rebic injured and rely on giroud to play every game. Now leao banned for this game it’s ridiculous!

  2. Buying origi wasn’t good stating his starting role in liverpool shirt, his financial valuation should have been used to secure a more fit and less injury prone striker. We need a complete striker to partner leo.

    1. God bless you, I said this. He doesn’t deserve Milan Jersey at all. Tell me when you have Colombo young fast growing striker then u go for bench players almost at every clubs.

      1. Colombo does not appear to be fast nor particularly effective. He scores wonderful goals but he did not exactly light Serie B ablaze last season with goals nor is he scoring regularly for Lecce. I don’t see him as much of a solution short-term or long-term.

    2. He wasn’t bought, came on a free. There was no transfer fee paid, so what are you talking about? Before you come on here to post endless complaints, try to actually know what you are talking about first.

  3. Opet ista priča …centralni napadač !!! nama treba VRHUNSKO desno krilo !!! Opet če mo ostat bez tog sektora i zato nismo niti ubojiti a bogami ni opasni !!!

  4. And they think we have money for this guy, we took months and months for CDK. He will have a great season and will not be sold in January I think

  5. Not really sure what our management sees in Okafor.. but probably he is more of a Leao replacement as a contingency in case things dont go according to plan with his contract situation.

    Okafor DEFINITELY aint good enough as a striker/scorer. But as a winger he is definitely good, will do better with some polishing as he is young.

    If Leao Leaves, we would have LW, ST and RW void. We need to splash out big money in the winter to stay competitive. CDK can play ST meanwhile.

    My choices would be Mudryk and Sesko for LW and ST. RW is gonna be a problem as there is no potentially good RW available in winter.

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