Milan Get Closer to Giroud Again, Linked to Two Foreign Prospects

Milan may have reached a breakthrough in their long chase of Olivier Giroud. They have opened talks directly with Chelsea and could pay a small fee, or a bonus, to sign the Frenchman. The Rossoneri wanted him on a free transfer, but the Blues picked up a unilateral option to extend his contract. The two sides could come to terms very soon, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

Giroud might not be the only acquisition completed in short order. The scouts have been tracking for some time Hugo Cuenca, a 16-year-old central midfielder from Deportivo Capiatà. The starlet, who has been tabbed as the next Angel Di Maria, has started the paperwork to get the Spanish citizenship. Milan could close the deal with a €500k offer and the 10 percent of a future sale, SportMediaset informs. Although, they will wait for him to no longer be a non-EU player, which could take some time.

Moreover, they are after Copenhagen’s Mohammed Daramy to fill out the front-line. Director Frederic Massara has contacted his agents to understand the conditions of the possible deal, reports. The 19-year-old attacker has scored 14 goals and provided 7 assists in 82 matches in the Danish league. His price tag is around €10M, and RB Salzburg and some German clubs are pursuing him as well. Milan could make an attempt if they moved forward with the sale of Jens-Petter Hauge, for whom Eintracht Frankfurt are in the lead. Daramy can feature as a second-striker or on each wing.