TMW: One obstacle remains for Milan in pursuit of Real Madrid man; €45m deal is possible

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have made Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic their number one target to reinforce the forward department this summer, a report claims.

The uncertainty regarding the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has forced Milan to look at other centre-forwards, with Jovic being the name most persistently linked.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Rossoneri’s intention is to promise Jovic a key role after a difficult year at Real Madrid since his €60m arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt.

His breaches of lockdown and quarantine have done nothing but further damage the relationship with Los Blancos, who are now willing to sell the Serbia international to focus on other players.

The problem is his salary, because he currently receives around €5million net plus bonuses per year which would make him the second-highest paid player at the club behind Donnarumma.

CEO Ivan Gazidis wants a salary ceiling of €2.5m per year per player, and if that issue can be fixed then Milan could seal a deal on the basis of a paid two-year loan with an option to buy at €30-35million, so a total expense of €45m.

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