AC Milan consider January move for Wilfried Zaha

AC Milan are considering a move in January for Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha as he seeks to strengthen his push for the Serie A title.

I Rossoneri currently sits at the top of the table, ten points ahead of champions Juventus having played one more game, and they have yet to taste league defeat this season.

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Milan flies high | Marco Luzzani / Getty Images

However, with city rivals Inter one point behind, Milan know they can’t let go, and The Sun say club officials see a January move for Zaha as the perfect way. to roll the good times.

Zaha has become a central striker this season and led his team with a total of eight goals and two assists in 14 appearances, and Milan have reportedly been impressed with the Ivorian international.

Milan boss Stefano Pioli sees Zaha as “the missing piece of the puzzle” and believes signing the 28-year-old would help his side cross the finish line and win their first league title since 2011.

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Zaha was excellent | Alex Livesey / Getty Images

However, any deal is in its infancy by the minute. Palace is still reluctant to allow his departure unless they receive an astronomical offer, but Zaha’s desire to leave for a higher team has been clear for at least 18 months.

Zaha remains under contract until 2023, so Palace isn’t exactly under pressure to sell and they are free to claim huge fees again – something Calciomercato doesn’t think Milan will bite.

The belief is that Milan want to find additional cover for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, but the positive performances of Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao have left club officials convinced that a lot of money will not be spent unless one crazy business does surface.

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Pioli wants more cover for Ibrahimovic | Marco Rosi – SS Lazio / Getty Images

Targets like Sampdoria’s Gianluca Scamacca or Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik have both been ruled out, with Milan preferring to close deals like a potential loan for Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic or a discounted move to Lyon’s Memphis Depay.

It is suggested that Milan will only spend big if someone like PSV star Eindoven, 21-year-old Donyell Malen becomes available, meaning a move for Zaha seems pretty unlikely.

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