Rossoneri close to selling Brazilian star thus paving way for transfer activity.
AC Milan are reportedly looking to sign either Fiorentina ace Adem Ljajic, or Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi as a replacement for the out-going Robinho.
The Brazilian striker is expected to join former club Santos in the next week or so, after Milan reduced his price-tag to €8.5m in order to push a move through.
As a result, the club will then be able to bring a player in considering their “sell before you buy” policy due to the numbers within the squad currently.
It is understood that they will target either Ljajic, who is set for contract negotiations with Fiorentina as his current deal expires at the end of next season.
The 21-year-old had been tipped as Milan’s primary target earlier this week, due to the nature of his ability to play as secondary striker, something that boss Massimiliano Allegri is keen to add to his squad.
Nevertheless, according to Tuttosport as reported by football-italia.net, it is believed that Lavezzi has also emerged as an option this summer, as the Argentine could be available if former team-mate Edinson Cavani secures a move to the French capital.
The Rossoneri are believed to be looking at an initial loan deal for the 28-year-old, but it is unclear at this stage if that would appeal to PSG or the player, who may seek regular playing time elsewhere.
However, both moves now hinge on Robinho’s departure, and given that there are only nine days left until the Brazilian transfer window closes, it is essential Milan push a deal through in order to break the deadlock in their summer transfer activity.