Vitiello: Kean, Jovic and Azmoun rejected as Milan’s striker hunt continues

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management are still working on signing a striker that will give Stefano Pioli a complete attacking department, a report claims.

According to what is being reported by Antonio Vitiello of MilanNews, Milan will decide in the next few days what to do with the striker position and there are two possibilities at the moment.

The first requires the management to find the right profile, both from an economic and technical point of view, to work alongside Olivier Giroud and Noah Okafor. In this case Lorenzo Colombo would leave on loan with his destination Monza.

The second possibility sees Milan remain with the current group, made up of Giroud, Okafor and Colombo. Pioli didn’t tell a lie on Sunday at his pre-match press conference when he said: “Anything can happen. It may also happen that we stay as we are.”

The management are attentive to various solutions, with many agents and intermediaries proposing their clients to Geoffrey Moncada and Antonio D’Ottavio hoping to convince them.

Many have been rejected already such as Moise Kean of Juventus, Luka Jovic of Fiorentina and Sardar Azmoun of Bayer Leverkusen, who have not convinced because of their profile, their cost or both.

There are reflections on Armando Broja of Chelsea from a physical point of view after the serious injury he suffered 10 months ago.

Tags AC Milan Luka Jovic Moise Kean Sardar Azmoun


  1. Good. None of them are worth the effort. And I’m especially glad that Jovic isn’t. There is something really wrong with that guy. Even after 13 goals, and 6 assists in one season… yet Fiorentina want him gone ASAP.

    1. Good point indeed. His numbers are quite good and he seems a very tempting option. But his past doesn’t justify so low fee and such willingness from Fiorentina to sell him. Something must be wrong there.
      My personal preference is Ekitike, I am quite optimistic about him as well. Very strong potential. The fact that he did not do anything in PSG doesn’t say anything.

  2. Agreed. None on this list are worth it. If all we are left with is Borja – then that would be the choice – a gamble on health – but at least the talent and size is there. Can learn from Giroud and if healthy could be a steal for the right price. But seems Poch wants to keep him and we can’t spend big $$ so we are down to little choice….

    Big risk to wait till end of window when many options are gone and our $$ has dried up….

    1. Leaves Ekitike IMO, and some aren’t convinced by him either. I think we should take a chance. Ekitike on loan with option to buy I think. He wont’ have any playing time at PSG.

          1. You will see for yourself what I’m saying ekitike doesn’t have anything to be great player he is just football player nothing more

  3. Sky – Milan, dialogo col PSG per Ekitike – Latest from I trust as it’s a leading source.

    Pretty much says we’re having talks for Ekitike. Now I know someone here really hates the guy for some reason, maybe it’s some strange personal vendetta.

  4. I’d be more satisfied with Colombo than Broja Colombo has character something Broja lacks, he also hasn’t had a serious injury like Broja has, their numbers are pretty similar, but Colombo knows Serie A. I’m not convinced of Broja though, and he has pretty much showed nothing to convince me otherwise, Colombo on the other hand took Lecce on his shoulders and secured their safety. Not many young players show that type of confidence in do or die situations.

  5. I’d prefer Broja out of those names, but if we need a striker then why did we sign Okafor? If he’s not a winger or a striker…

  6. Frankly I don’t understand what Colombo is thinking, when he pushes for a loan. With Giroud’s age and Milan trying to be competitive in various competitions including the UCL, there will be significant rotation at CF.

    Colombo, if he stays, will get significant playing time with a title contender and UCL team. This in my opinion should beat having more playing time for bottom-feeders like Genoa or Cagliari or even for mid-table Monza. We’re Milan!

    Colombo has been loaned before. Now he should try to integrate with the first team and fight for his spot. He should be pushing to stay, not pushing to leave on loan. I don’t like his attitude on this.

    If this guy is being offered the possibility of playing for the first team but prefers to go on loan to some mid-table or bottom-feeder, then he doesn’t deserve to wear the Milan jersey. Come on, man!

    And the tragedy is that to me, he seems actually better than any of the names that have been floated to replace him. He scored 5 times for bottom-feeder Lecce, and had 2 assists. With Milan’s new and high-powered offense, he should be able to score more. I mean, scoring 5 times for the mediocre Lecce offense (so, he had no help there) beats Origi’s 2 scores for Milan, so Colombo is definitely an upgrade over Origi.

    Stay with us, Colombo, and fight for your spot under the sun!

    1. Actually Colombo scored 6 times for Lecce, not 5 (he also had a PK score to his name). He scored against good teams like Napoli and Lazio. His recent preseason goal for Milan was a thing of beauty. He’s got Serie A experience. He is tall, at 6 feet and 1 inch. I’d rather have him staying to rotate with Giroud and Okafor than signing any of the alternatives that have been proposed. I’m sure Pioli will be happy if he stays.

  7. Allow him leave and come back stronger next year for the starting spot, I will be pleased with anyone the management choose now because I have trust in them now!! FORZA MILAN

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