Milan Tipped to Land on Their Feet in Striker’s Chase

Milan are very close to acquiring Joshua Zirkzee but have also blocked a sound fallback, Artem Dovbyk, should they fail to come to terms about the commission in the deal for the Bologna star. They’ll have another meeting with his agent Kia Joorabchian shortly, Gianluca Di Marzio informs.

The Rossoneri have informed the Felsinei they’ll activate the €40M release clause and came to terms on his wages, around €4.5M annually. They just need to concur with his entourage, which started from a €15M request.

Milan have been trying to lower the ulterior disbursement and, if they manage, Zirkzee will join them soon; otherwise, they’ll invest the same figure in Dovbyk. Their director Geoffrey Moncada set up the signing during a recent trip to London, where he also talked with Aston Villa.

The Ukrainian marksman has recorded 25 goals and 10 assists in the most recent campaign at Girona. If he doesn’t transfer to the Rossoneri, Napoli will be in the mix once they sell Victor Osimhen.

Our Take on Milan, Zirkzee, and Dovbyk

Their search took some odd and underwhelming detours, and none weirder than Romelu Lukaku, but either would be a great choice. The latter is a purer no.9 and would be more prolific, while the Bologna ace is younger, meshes well with their other attackers, and has the advantage of being familiar with Serie A. Unless the demands of his entourage are absurd, the negotiation seems too advanced to fall through now.

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