AC Milan spent lots of money during the summer transfer window, but the moves did not pay off and the team is in the midst of another struggling season in the Serie A.
One of the team’s biggest problems has been the absence of a competent striker. Despite the fact they acquired names such as Andre Silva and Nikola Kalinic in the summer, neither has panned out as expected and in fact they have combined for just four Serie A goals between them. That’s not good enough, and Milan need to upgrade their attacking line once again.
Which is why they have set their sights in Torino’s star striker Andrea Belotti. According to a report from Il Corriere dello Sport, the San Siro side has continued to pursue the Italian international, and remain quite interested in acquiring him. Milan already tried to sign Belotti a few months ago, but talks didn’t progress.
This time, Gennaro Gattuso’s men are keen to pay whatever it takes to secure a move for the towering striker. Torino has reportedly asked for a €100 million transfer fee, although it remains to be seen if that sum gets lower in case the striker himself wants to facilitate a move to the former European giants.
But signing Belotti won’t be easy for Milan. They need to sell a few players to comply with the FIFA Financial Fair Play rules, so one of Andre Silva or Nikola Kalinic would likely leave the side. Other names that could depart include Jose Mauri, Gabriel Paletta, Ignazio Abate and Luca Antonelli.
There is one thing clear, though. Milan are serious on their pursuit of Belotti. And this time, they are willing to do whatever it takes to acquire him.