Report: AC Milan and Roma to compete for summer signing of Italy U21 starlet

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Roma are both interested in Sassuolo-owned striker Gianluca Scamacca and could make a move in the summer, a report claims.

The Rossoneri’s owners Elliott Management have so far stuck to a recruitment strategy centered around bringing in young players with high potential who can be transformed into stars.

This was evidenced in the summer when Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Leo Duarte and Ante Rebic arrived for a combined €90m in the summer. The oldest of those players was 25.

It was first reported by that Milan’s chief scout Geoffrey Moncada likes the look of Gianluca Scamacca, currently on loan at Ascoli in Serie B from Sassuolo.

Radio Rossonera then reported earlier this month that Milan have opened talks with the striker’s agent over a move, adding that he would welcome a move to the San Siro.

According to – as cited by – Scamacca is attracting interest from both the Diavolo and Serie A rivals Roma, both of whom could work on signing him before presenting an official offer in the summer.

The 21-year-old has netted 10 goals in 17 appearances this season and been impressive with Italy’s U21 side as of late.

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