Milan Set Sights on Jupiler Pro League Goal Machine

Milan will be busy this summer after veteran striker Olivier Giroud agreed to join Major League Soccer franchise Los Angeles FC. With Luka Jovic’s future at San Siro also in doubt, Rossoneri may need to sign two new strikers. 

According to Calciomercato journalist Daniele Longo, Cercle Brugge rising star Kevin Denkey has recently attracted the Italians’ interest. Milan remain hellbent on luring Bologna star forward Joshua Zirkzee. He’s the club’s top target, but his potential arrival may not suffice. 

Much still depends on Jovic’s prospects in Lombardy. His deal at Milan is due to expire in the summer. If the 19-time Serie A champions decide against handing him a new contract, they’ll need to land a new backup center-forward. And Denkey could be their man.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a rise to stardom at Cercle Brugge this season. He has tallied 25 goals in 28 league appearances to move atop the scoring leaderboard in the Jupiler Pro League. Under contract at Jan Breydel Stadium until 2026, Denkey could be available in a cut-price deal.

He could be an exciting cost-effective signing. Yet, the last time Milan did business with a Belgian side, it didn’t turn out well. Two years ago, Rossoneri spent the whole summer chasing Charles De Ketelaere. Months of negotiations paid off in the end, only for the young gun to flop in Italy.

But while Milan made De Ketelaere their marquee addition in 2022, Denkey would likely be a second-string option if a deal goes through.

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