JONATHAN BIABIANY could join Milan if the Rossoneri’s striker pursue fails, it’s reported.
Milan are looking to sign a striker to replace the now-Liverpool-man Mario Balotelli but it’s not easy for them as they are strictly looking to get a central striker on loan. Liverpool and Tottenham refuse to let Fabio Borini and Roberto Soldado leave on loan while the Rossoneri do not appear 100% convinced by Fulham’s Konstantinos Mitroglou and are unlikely to make a move.
This leaves Milan with Fernando Torres for the #9 shirt but the player is demanding huge wages on top of a contract for 2-3 years while Milan only want to take him on loan from Chelsea and pay him €3m at most. Talks continue but are difficult.
After getting a ‘no’ from Liverpool, Spurs (who demanded Mattia De Sciglio in exchange – something that was rejected quickly by Galliani) and from Manchester City over Alvaro Negredo and with the Torres situation being complicated, Milan could change strategy. According to Sky, if Milan can’t get Torres, they could turn their intentions toward Parma’s Biabiany.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier this week that Parma want €7 million for Biabiany and Milan could offer €4.5 million plus Cristian Zaccardo (who rejected an offer from Genoa recently). In the last week there has been talk about Maxime Lestienne but there has been no update on this situation today. If Milan do sign a winger like Biabiany or Lestienne, new signing Jeremy Menez will be used as a false number 9 in which he played vs. Sassuolo in the Trofeo TIM last Saturday.
Menez is expected to play in the false 9 role on Sunday against Lazio at Stadio San Siro with Keisuke Honda and Stephan El Shaarawy on his sides. Nigel De Jong could also get a start as he trained normally with the squad in today’s session.