Mihajlovic wants another midfielder and the Sampdoria man could be an option as there are difficulties in signing Zenit’s Axel Witsel.
The market is of Milan is over, at least for now, but the press and the fans expect them to make one or two more signings before the end of the market and if they can’t get Ibrahimovic then a midfielder could be the only additional arrival.
Witsel has been on Milan’s mind for quite some time but they are reluctant at this point to match Zenit’s €35m valuation of the Belgian and are studying alternatives.
As reported by Alfredo Pedulla of Sportitalia last night and La Gazzetta dello Sport this morning, Milan are now in pole position for Sampdoria midfielder Roberto Soriano. A phone call between Adriano Galliani and Samp President Massimo Ferrero took place and this – adding to the fact that Soriano worked with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic last season – puts Milan in front of Napoli and Juve.
Soriano, 24, would cost Milan €10 million (his release clause) and that is of course considerably less than what Witsel, 26, would. It remains to be seen what Milan will do from now until August 31st.