Big-spending Ligue 1 outfit ready to raid Rossoneri.
Ligue 1 newcomers Monaco are set to continue their spending spree this summer, as reports in the Italian media suggest they will make a €60m bid for Milan duo Stephan El Shaarawy and Kevin Prince Boateng.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the French side are looking to snap up the pair in a double deal, with both individuals facing uncertain futures amid intense speculation that the club are looking to sell.
It would be a similar move to that which took Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG last summer, and it will undoubtedly not go down well with Milan fans if there is truth in the story.
Neither club has confirmed or denied the bid yet, but Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani was in Monte Carlo on Tuesday and is said to have met with officials from Monaco.
While Boateng’s future appears in doubt more so, Galliani revealed last week that every player has his price, and that El Shaarawy was not off the market.
It comes as a shock that the club would be willing to part company with the 20-year-old, who proved over the course of last season that he is one of their most promising talents despite a dip in form in the last few months of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Monaco have already sent shock waves through Europe this summer with their recruitment drive, which has seen them sign the likes of Radamel Falcao and Joao Moutinho in big-money deals.
Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi stated last year that neither Ibrahimovic nor Silva were for sale at any price before shortly agreeing to split with the pair given the finances involved. It remains to be seen whether the Rossoneri will do the same again this summer.