AC Milan do have a first choice target in mind as they consider signing a deputy to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January, a report claims.
Ibrahimovic will be out for the next two or three weeks with a hamstring strain, which has led to suggestions the club could move when the market reopens to try and secure a striker who would allow the Swede to manage his workload more moving forward.
According to Tuttosport (via MilanLive), the Rossoneri are not interested in signing free agents and if a new striker arrives, they want a player who is ready and capable of helping the team immediately.
In January, if the club were to decide to make an economic effort to strengthen the squad, the first choice would be Olivier Giroud who is wanting to leave Chelsea.
Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz cannot be discarded given the excellent relations with Real Madrid, and both could depart on loan deals in the next transfer window.
Only Jovic can be considered as he’s got potential.
Giroud (34) is an average player with non-proportional salary. Lack of goals throughout his career can hardly justify him being a striker.
Mariano Diaz (27) had just one top tier season throughout his career. Played just 5 games during last year. A flop; Real Madrid B type of a player.