AC Milan are firmly on the trail of young Santos FC forward Kaio Jorge, a report claims, but they face competition from a rival.
The Rossoneri’s owners Elliott Management are seemingly determined to implement recruitment strategy focused on buying young players with high potential and developing them in order to record capital gains on the balance sheet.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira recently claimed that Milan are firmly in the race to sign Jorge from Santos, having offered the 18-year-old the chance to immediately be a starter.
Schira added that Milan have even held phone contacts with his agent Giuliano Bertolucci in the hopes of beating the competition, who was apparently the subject of a recent €18m bid from Juventus.
Now, Tuttosport have confirmed on Tuesday (via MilanNews) – citing sources from Brazil – that Milan are indeed interested in the teenage forward.
Juventus are also believed to be in the hunt for Jorge, who has one goal in six senior appearances, while other top European clubs are also monitoring his progress.