Following a hectic transfer market so far which has seen AC Milan bring in an incredible ten players, the club have set their sights on one final statement signing in attack before the summer ends.
The most heavily-linked names with taking on the mantle of the rebuilding giants’ new first choice centre-forward have been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti.
Rossoneri CEO Marco Fassone confirmed interest in all three last week, while sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has today provided updates on his side’s chase of the latter pair.
Speaking to Mediaset this afternoon, Mirabelli had the following to say:
‘We’re sorry if Torino are annoyed about Belotti. We have a number of strikers in mind and we are asking for information.’
‘I spoke with Torino and they know we are monitoring Belotti among others. We are acting with integrity and transparency: notifying the club before talking to the players.’
‘We have been looking at Morata from the beginning, and he has made himself available, then complications arose between the Champions League final and the emergence of different interested teams and things have cooled since. It can warm up again, but it will be on our terms.’
There have been conflicting reports over recent days as to the San Siro giants’ chase of in-demand Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata, who has also been courted by the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea this summer.
While several sources insist that a deal to take the Spanish international to Milan is almost a done-deal for 70 million Euro plus bonuses, other outlets claim that Los Blancos are still extremely resistant to sell, especially with Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe looking increasingly likely to remain at the Stade Louis.
Belotti, on the other hand, has reportedly informed current club Torino that he wants a transfer to a big club this summer, and is ready to reject the interest of a number of Premier League sides in favour of waiting out a move to Milan.