AC Milan have identified Sheffield United’s highly-rated star Iliman Ndiaye as one of the top targets for the summer, reports Foot Mercato.
Ndiaye has been one of the best players in the Championship this season, netting 13 goals and nine assists.
The Senegalese international also had an impressive game against West Bromwich Albion last night, with the victory confirming the Blades’ promotion to the Premier League.
With his current deal expiring in 2024, some of Europe’s top clubs are preparing to move for him this summer.
United’s delicate financial situation also means the Championship outfit could sell Ndiaye.
Milan are attentive to Ndiaye’s situation but face tough competition from Everton, who have been tracking him for a long time.
The Toffees had an offer for the 23-year-old turned down in January but are determined to land him this summer. However, it depends on whether the Merseysiders escape relegation.
Milan are also keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby to bolster their attacking ranks.
However, the French forward looks a long shot due to the expensive transfer fee he could command and competition from Paris Saint Germain and Newcastle United.
Milan face a busy summer, with an attacking midfielder and a striker needed due to the uncertain futures of Brahim Diaz and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Diaz’s loan spell expires at the end of the season, and his parent club Real Madrid are keen on recalling him back despite Milan’s interest in signing him permanently.
Empoli’s young sensation Tommaso Baldanzi has emerged as a potential replacement for the Spanish midfielder.
Ibrahimovic also appears to be heading towards the exit door, with his recurring injury problems proving to be a big concern.
The Italian giants have lined up Folarin Balogun, Alvaro Morata and Noah Okafor as potential successors to the Swedish international.
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