Milan eyeing Nantes striker along with Kjaer replacement


Milan eyeing Nantes striker along with Kjaer replacement
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AC Milan could be set to sign a forward in January along with a centre-back, having plenty of targets in mind, one being Nantes striker Randal Kolo Muani.


According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Rossoneri's priority right now is to try and find a replacement for Simon Kjaer, who is out injured.


The first name on the shortlist to replace the Danish defender is Lille star Sven Botman, but they are still analysing all of their options for the position.


Along with a defender, they are also keen on signing a striker in the January transfer window, wanting a young striker that can be rotated with Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with both of them reaching the end of their careers, and have suffered from multiple injuries this season.


The likeliest target for Milan seems to be 23-year-old Nantes forward Randal Kolo Muani, who has a price tag of €10 million, but since his contract is set to expire in the summer, he could be available for either a cheaper transfer in January, or else be able to move for free at the end of the season.


Nantes will not be keen on letting him go for a free, and so with some compensation, Milan could be able to tempt them for a move in the winter window.


Other clubs have shown an interest in the French forward, including French giants Marseille, and so it will be interesting to see which destination Kolo Muani chooses.


This season, the 23-year-old has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 18 Ligue 1 games, playing all across the attack for the French side, from left-wing, all the way to up front.