AC Milan’s search for a new striker has led them to Chelsea youngster Armando Broja.
The Italian giants are eyeing a successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud, who are out of contract next summer.
Milan haven’t been impressed with the injury record of Ante Rebic and Divock Origi, and they want a new striker for the future.
Calciomercato reports that Rossoneri directors Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini have met with Broja’s entourage at Casa Milan to discuss a potential move.
The Serie A champions believe the Albanian striker would be an ideal fit for the club’s philosophy and long-term plans.
The 21-year-old enjoyed an impressive loan spell with Southampton last season, leading to interest from a host of top clubs in the summer transfer window.
The arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang further raised questions over Broja’s chances at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Blues insisted that Broja was part of their plans and persuaded him to sign a long-term contract until 2028.
The Albanian striker has clocked up just 173 minutes of playing time this season and has not started in any of the games.
Broja scored his first-ever goal for Chelsea during the 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League a few weeks ago, and it is unclear whether Graham Potter sees him in his plans.
The Albanian’s future also looks bleak with the prospective arrival of Christopher Nkunku next summer.
Milan are looking to pounce and provide Broja with an escape route to revive his career.
The Italian giants have also identified Lille’s Jonathan David and RB Salzburg’s Noah Okafor as potential striker targets.
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