Milan Receive Strong Reports on Multiple Youngsters in Italy and Abroad

River Plate’s Julian Alvarez is not the only youngster Milan are currently keen on. The head scout Geoffrey Moncada has cast a wide net to look for new pieces to add to the team. He was recently spotted in Monza to attend an Italy U-21 game to observe Lorenzo Lucca, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The 21-year-old striker passed the test with flying colors. The Pisa forward will be a hot commodity next summer, or maybe even in January. Inter and Juventus are also after him. He has posted six goals and one assist in the eight Serie B matches.

Milan are focusing their efforts on finding a possible heir to Franck Kessié. His departure is becoming increasingly likely with each passing day, the newspaper adds. The Rossoneri are keeping tabs on a few specialists in the role. They are very high on Joao Palhinha, but Sporting CP value him €50M.

A more likely target is Vitoria Guimaraes’ Tomas Handel, who is a linchpin of Portugal U-21. He is currently out with a thigh injury, but he showed well in his first seasonal appearances. In the same country, the club’s emissaries are eyeing Porto’s Vitinha and Benfica’s Paulo Bernardo.

Milan have struck gold by bringing in talented youngsters in recent years. Alexis Saelemaekers, Ismael Bennacer, Rafael Leao, Brahim Diaz and Fikayo Tomori have become pillars for the team. The most likely addition in the January market remains Yacine Adli. They acquired him from Bordeaux in the summer, leaving him on loan to the French side.