Tuttosport: Milan want big-name striker in January – two targets revealed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are eyeing three strikers to help fix their goalscoring problem in the winter mercato, according to a report.

The Rossoneri have scored just 11 times in their first 12 games of the season so far, the least they have scored at this stage of any season since 1994-95.

Milan currently have one of the worst attacks in Serie A too, with a combination of Krzysztof Piatek misfiring and Rafael Leao struggling to cope with expectation leading to an issue which only appears to be getting worse.

According to newspaper Tuttosport, Milan are ready to intervene during the January window in order to help fix the issue.

The Turin-based outlet reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains the great dream of the fans, but at the moment there are no concrete contacts with his agent Mino Raiola.

Instead, the situation surrounding Mario Mandzukic is a situation worth keeping an eye on, as the Croatian has not played a competitive game for Juventus yet this season.

A player like him would be very useful to the Milan locker room, Tuttosport writes, and they could offer a two-year deal to try and convince him to move south.

On the other hand there is Dries Mertens, whose contract expires at Napoli next summer. The Belgian is year younger than Mandzukic and could leave in January for the right offer.

Mertens has 66 goals in 119 Serie A appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season.


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