In what seems to be a revolving door of transfer links, the latest AC Milan target is reportedly Randal Kolo Muani of FC Nantes.
According to MilanNews, Kaio Jorge seems destined to join Juventus from Santos either this summer or in the winter window on a free transfer, which is why Milan have shifted focus as they look for a young striker to grow alongside Ibrahimovic and Giroud. They have targeted another young talent in Kolo Muani, a 22-year-old striker who joined the Nantes youth academy in 2015.
He made his debut as a teenager in November 2018 but was set on loan to FC Boulogne in the French third division where he had the opportunity to play more consistently, and after a good season back in Ligue 1 he is attracting the attention of several clubs including Milan.
Milan could have an advantage as he would find former team-mate Ciprian Tatarusanu who was at Nantes in the 2018-19 season as well as Pierre Kalulu, with whom he has just shared a dressing room with in Tokyo at the Olympics with France.
The Rossoneri’s eyes are on him, observing the situation with great attention, and Kolo is valued €10m by Nantes but has a contract expiring in 2022 and therefore Nantes could be satisfied with an even lower figure to avoid losing him for free. Before accelerating their pursuit though, a sale would be needed.
As for his characteristics as a footballer, the report describes him as a modern striker with great physicality, good in aerial duels, explosive speed, to the extent that he can be deployed even as a winger. Those who coached him in recent years talk of his unselfish play as Kolo does not think only of scoring, but also of creating opportunities for his team-mates.