MILAN HAVE narrowed the list of strikers down and Torres, Borini, Soldado and Mitroglou are on the final draft.
Adriano Galliani has spent the last days on the phone trying to find a replacement for Mario Balotelli, who has been sold to Liverpool for €20 million and many players have been linked with Milan and offered to them by their agents and clubs.
But the Rossoneri have finally narrowed down their list. Despite the money coming in from the Balo sale, it doesn’t seem like Milan have a lot of it to spend (they owe Man City €13m) and the final shortlist doesn’t really ‘make you dream’.
As reported by the Milan Channel, the Diavolo’s official television station, Milan’s new striker will be Chelsea’s Fernando Torres (30), Liverpool’s Fabio Borini (23), Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado (29) or Fulham’s Konstantinos Mitroglou (26). It is also possible that the Rossoneri will not sign any of them but that would mean no striker at all. These four are the options.
Jackson Martinez and Mattia Destro have been ruled out due to their high cost. Torres is the #1 target and Chelsea are willing to loan him out. However, the problem is that the player wants a three-year deal with a big salary (believed to be €6 million net a season) while Milan are only interested in taking him on loan for now, with a salary closer to €3 million. MC is suggesting that Milan will see if Torres is motivated to wear the red & black colours as his desires would affect the deal.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported earlier today that Milan contacted Liverpool over Borini. If Milan don’t manage to sign a striker, a winger could be added to the squad (Maxime Lestienne) so Jeremy Menez will be able to play as a false 9.