Milan Not a Lock to Acquire a New Striker in January

Milan have been tipped to go after a few strikers to have a more credible Olivier Giroud deputy. While they have shortlisted multiple options, their plans for the position aren’t yet set in stone. They might put pedal to the medal only if they advanced in the Champions League, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

In that event, they’d need a sound alternative since Luka Jovic hasn’t been up to snuff. Their main target is Jonathan David. Despite some favorable circumstances, they need his price tag to drop significantly. Lille don’t seem in the mood for discounts.

Milan have also expressed interest in Serhou Guirassay, who’s much easier to sign. There’s a €17M release clause in his contract with Stuttgart. However, they have reservations since he wasn’t as prolific in his previous stops and is 27. Moreover, a few teams are in on him given his affordable price tag, including Newcastle United, Football Insider relays.

According to Tuttosport (via OneFootball), the Rossoneri and Inter are watching Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez, but he’s expensive and highly unlikely to leave in January.

Our Take on the Milan Plans

Unless they go all-in on turning Noah Okafor into a no.9, they need one man regardless of what they do in the Champions League. Getting David at an affordable valuation has always seemed a long shot, and his transition to Serie A might not be smooth. It feels like the right candidate hasn’t emerged yet.

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