Gazzetta: Two plans for a top striker, with or without Europa League
AC Milan have promised to coach Gattuso that the club will sign a top striker this summer regardless of Europa League participation or not. Two are the plans.
It is no mystery that AC Milan’s transfer market will be influenced by the decision of UEFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber, which in a couple of weeks will announce the sanctions against the Rossoneri club regarding the Financial Fair Play breach. Participation in Europa League, or not, will change the plans of Fassone and Mirabelli, who are well aware that the priority for the next season is to gift a top striker to coach Gennaro Gattuso.
OLD TARGET- As explained in today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, if AC Milan don’t get banned from Europe, the club will do everything to try to bring in Alvaro Morata. The Spanish 25 year old striker of Chelsea was close to Milan last summer before moving in England for 80 million euros.
The Spaniard would gladly return to Italy because his last season in Premier League was quite complicated and he would have the possibility to re-launch him in a league he knows perfectly like Serie A. The former Real and Juventus should cost about 50-60 million euros, that is the exact budget that has been allocated for purchase of a top striker.
PLAN B – But there is also a plan B in the event that the UEFA should decide to exclude Milan from the next Europa League. With less cash and less appeal, the Rossoneri instead would move for Radamel Falcao. Massimiliano Mirabelli observed him closely last Friday during the friendly Colombia-Egypt in Bergamo. The club is considering an exchange of loans with Andre Silva, with the agent of both, Jorge Mendes, who could favor such a deal. At Casa Milan they are all waiting for the UEFA’s sentence but in any case they will not be caught unprepared.