Milan Consider Future Swoop for Ligue 1 Striker After Late Bid Faltered

The summer transfer window is now behind us, but the unrevealed developments are coming to light. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan made a late attempt to lure Jonathan David away from Lille and secure a viable alternative to the aging Olivier Giroud.

Milan orchestrated a late hunt for a new center-forward, aware the 36-year-old’s game time will require careful management this season. Stefano Pioli’s men cast a wide net but had virtually nothing to show for it. That was until they finalized Luka Jovic’s arrival on the deadline day. 

After a few underwhelming seasons at Real Madrid and Fiorentina, he wasn’t the first choice. Nor the ideal one. However, Milan had to make an emergency call after running out of options. Rossoneri launched a last-gasp bid to bring Mehdi Taremi from Porto.

But their offer came nowhere near the Primeira Liga giants’ demands. They never stood a chance. As it turns out, Taremi wasn’t the only high-profile out-and-out striker courted by Milan toward the end of the summer transfer window.

Pioli’s side tried to sign David on loan on Thursday evening. Given the Canadian’s household status at Lille, it was always a pipe dream. However, things could change in the foreseeable future. The 25-year-old’s contract at Les Dogues expires in 2025. 

David’s reluctance to renew his deal could boost the prospect of him joining forces with Milan in the next 12 months. The new San Siro hierarchy holds him in high esteem. They could make a genuine effort to take him to Serie A either in January or next summer. 

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