TMW: Lille striker emerges as a concrete option for Milan with Chelsea stalling on Giroud

By Oliver Fisher -

A new name has emerged in AC Milan’s search for a new centre-forward to be the deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to a report.

According to TMW, Milan are looking for a top centre-forward and signing Burak Yilmaz from Lille could be an opportunity for them. The Turkey international never got firing at the European Championships as his country crashed out without amassing a single point, but he amassed 21 goal contributions in 28 Ligue 1 games last season including 16 goals and 5 assists.

The report claims that the Rossoneri have held him in high regard for some time and the physical condition of Ibrahimovic remains the subject of profound reflection. Olivier Giroud is the number one target but an understanding has yet to be found after his renewal with Chelsea, and because of this the idea of ​​the Turkish centre-forward could gather steam in the coming days. Milan are not the only team that have asked for information on Yilmaz, however.

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  1. hell no…heelllllll nooooo
    he’s one of Turkey’s worst player at these Euros, up there with our own Cuntanoglu

    Slow, moody and doesn’t track back

    stop with the joke articles

  2. I know, if we’re gonna do something idiotic and waste money on a useless Turkish player, lets just buy back Calhanoglu from Inter. You can’t do anything stupider than that, though Yilmaz is a close second.

  3. This is ridiculous! This guy is one of the reasons why his country stinks at the Euros, and now Milan is considering him as their striker option?
    Good players stick out on bad teams, cause you see the difference in everything they do…if Milan is extremely serious about getting a young striker who has skill to hold on to the ball, get past defenders when he has to, as well as make the interchanging and intelligent play with teammates then the player they should be looking at is Alexander Isak…when I first saw him as an 18 year old, I knew it then that the potential on the kid is immense. I don’t know how someone in Maldini’s position is missing this guy…21 years old, has skill and he is super hungry and aggressive.

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