Pellegatti gives update on decisive Colombo talks and Lukaku-Milan ‘dream’

By Oliver Fisher -

Journalist Carlo Pellegatti has spoken about the centre-forward issue that the AC Milan management are jostling with as we enter the final two weeks of the window.

Milan have found themselves in a situation where they currently only have Olivier Giroud and Lorenzo Colombo as natural strikers in the team, with Noah Okafor more of a false nine/left wing profile.

However, there continues to be widespread reports suggesting that Colombo could be sent out on loan for another season and the information we have is that the player is pushing for that because he wants consistent playing time.

The well-known journalist Pellegatti has published his usual weekly column on MilanNews providing some Ferragosto reflections, starting with what the future holds for the 21-year-old Primavera graduate.

“By Thursday or Friday, together with Colombo, the managers will decide the boy’s future. In any case, I like Lorenzo more and more. It is clear that it would be a risk to rely on him, especially in the Champions League,” he began.

“However, he also seems good at meeting his team-mates, to open up spaces. A quality much appreciated by Pioli. His goal against Novara is a masterpiece of ballistics and strength.

“I’m not so sure Ekitike is better than a striker already with good Serie A experience.”

Pellegatti report that the ‘crazy idea’ of Lukaku turning his back on the Nerazzurri and Bianconeri to move to Milan is something that could be achievable given the relations between Gerry Cardinale and Todd Boehly. He touched on it again.

“Lukaku? It is certainly a nice summer suggestion. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream!’ A dream for many, but Lukaku’s figure is divisive. Many don’t want him, judging the man more than the player.

“I remember the criticisms of Adriano Galliani when he signed Pippo Inzaghi by selling Zenoni to Juventus. At the first goal, everything passes! Let’s see how we are in the days of the… Condor.

“Maybe Giorgio Furlani disguises himself as Robert Redford, and accompanied by the splendid soundtrack by Dave Grusin, makes a splash! It depends a lot, I repeat, on Lukaku’s situation as well.

“If the Belgian were still free, if Milan didn’t yet have the centre-forward, given the relationship with Chelsea, something sensational could happen. However, I’m not sure how to overcome the obstacle of salary.”

Tags AC Milan Lorenzo Colombo Romelu Lukaku


  1. Isn’t he the guy who compared Pioli to Napoléon? What a piece of pompous writing again, this guy is high on ayahuasca haha

    1. are you from the amazonas or something because i would assume most people wouldnt have a clue what ayahuasca is 😀

  2. Milan will ask for Broja and Chelsea wants to get rid of Lukaku. Quite possible, considering Milan wants to loan a striker…

  3. Agree with Pellegatti about Colombo-Ekitike.
    Rather keep Colombo than pay 30 mil for Ekitike who is like a baby giraffe on the field. He probably has a higher upside than Colombo, but he is super raw at this stage of his career.
    Broja game is way more mature than both but he is coming off an ACL surgery, which is a big problem.
    If everyone is healthy, it’s Broja over Colombo over Ekitike.

    1. hahahah best comment i’ve read all week! And believe me, if Pioli could, he would. Nothing against the guy, he’s a serviceable player, just not good enough for a starting 11.

    1. Yes, and then he will say it was always his “dream” to play for Milan since he was a kid and that he wants to stay here for many years, only to go back to Chelsea in 2024 and then sign for Juventus. Meanwhile, we’ll reach a final where he will miss three wide open chances to score. All for the pleasure of being the second highest paid player behind Leao.

    2. Just a heads up, we call it San Siro, interista call it Meazza. He played for both teams, but only a season or two for us and like twenty years for them.

  4. If Milan can’t find an Italian striker to sign, no better open in Europe, please bring back Ibrahimovic
    Or play our second choice goalkeeper as striker.
    Please no Lukaku I beg you in the name of God.

  5. Lukaku was a monster a few years back and in FM too, but those huge misses he did for belgium and Inter when the team needed most says to me that he is not so clinical anymore, but he would bring a lot of muscles in the attack.

  6. meh, player like lukaku who has no shame to the club who feed him doesn’t deserve the red and black shirt.. aside from the technical view and goals he scored, his personality is an arse.. in 1 or 2 years he will backst*b the club where he’s at again.. it is more of a nightmare rather than a dream.

  7. I think management must push Pioli for train Okafor as a centre forward. Or try to give more trust on Colombo.

    Management have given Pioli 8 new players. And now he still request new centre forward.

    I think Pioli must improved himself too. Train and transform player, so they can be more effective.

    Not only just want buy or search new player again.

    This season, Pioli must prove himself by bring Milan as Serie A champion again, and must prove that we are dominating again in Champions League

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