Maldini phones Perez to ask player on loan

AC Milan are looking to sign a new centre forward in January and according to reports from Spain the solution could come from Real Madrid.

AC Milan are trying to sign a new striker in January. The injury of Zaltan Ibrahimovic, who fortunately is expected to return in a short time, highlighted a big problem for the Rossoneri: the absence of a viable alternatives in attack. Pioli has to adapted Rebic in that role but the coach knows it’s not his. Rafael Leao is out and Lorenzo Colombo doesn’t have the experience to fill Ibra’s shoes.

Help must come from Elliott and therefore from the mercato. Maldini and Massara are well aware and for this reason they are already at work. The idea is to sign a striker without spending too much or preferably on loan.

Arkadiusz Milik and Olivier Giroud are two targets but the solution could come from Real Madrid. Mariano Diaz is one of the many redundancies in Zidane’s squad and relations with Los Blancos are excellent. The 27-year-old centre forward could become the third Real Madrid player to join Milan in recent years.

According to, Maldini has phoned his friend Florentino Perez to to ask Mariano Diaz on loan. The idea of the AC Milan technical director is to take him on dry loan until the end of the season. Diaz could be an excellent solution for Pioli who would have a good alternative in attack to Ibrahimovic. Zlatan cannot play every three days and with Milan progressing in the next stage of Europa League reinforcements are needed.

AC Milan and Real Madrid historically have had excellent relations. Brahim Diaz joined the Rossoneri in the summer in a similar operation on dry loan. The transfer of Mariano Diaz could be the best solution for everyone. The player is looking for space and at Real Madrid he is not being considered. Milan need another striker who accepts the idea of being second to a certain Ibrahimovic and the costs of such a deal are low.

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