FERNANDO TORRES and Fabio Borini are the top candidates to replace Balo but Torres doesn’t want to leave on loan.
Mario Balotelli’s €20 million move to Liverpool went official on Monday and Adriano Galliani & Pippo Inzaghi have spent the last days looking for a replacement for the Italian forward, who scored 30 goals in 54 games over the last year and half.
The likes of Jackson Martinez and Mattia Destro emerged as the top options but Porto and Roma both seem reluctant to give Milan any kind of discount on their stars and it appears that Milan have turned to focus on cheaper alternatives.
According to the evening reports coming from the Milan Channel, Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Liverpool’s Fabio Borini are now the likeliest to arrive. The Blues are open to a loan and according to MC, if Milan decide to buy him it’d only be on that basis with Chelsea paying a part of his €8m salary. Galliani has been in contact with Torres’ agents and with Chelsea. Sportmediaset is reporting that negotiations for Torres are in an advanced stage and a deal can be completed soon. But, Sky Italia understands that Galliani has been informed by Torres’ men that he doesn’t want to leave on loan and wants a three-year contract with an important salary and that currently conflicts Milan’s desire of acquiring the WC winner on loan.
Torres joined Chelsea in 2011 from Liverpool for £50 million and has failed miserably to live up to his price tag, scoring just 45 goals in 172 games. The 30-year-old is not in the plans of Jose Mourinho, who is reportedly interested in Destro, but Inzaghi would find place for him in attack.Borini is another striker that is out of favour at his club and with Balotelli coming to Liverpool, Borini could get out and the former Roma man, 23, seems to be something Milan are seriously considering.
It is well known that Milan are also interested in signing a midfielder and according to MC and Mediaset, Marco Van Ginkel is likely to be loaned out from Chelsea for one year. The Dutchman played just 4 games last year due to a knee injury.