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AC Milan make contact with Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze

AC Milan have initiated contact with Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze ahead of a potential summer move, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Milan are scouring the market for a right-winger, with Brahim Diaz set to return to Real Madrid, while Alexis Saelemakers has also been linked with an exit.

Rossoneri had Marco Asensio as a high-profile signing on their wishlist, but he has agreed to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Milan have turned their attention towards Chukwueze, who bagged six goals and five assists in the recently concluded La Liga campaign.

His best performance came against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he scored a sensational brace to secure a comeback victory.

Chukwueze is one of the most sought-after players on the market, and Madrid’s interest in him is a further testament to his potential.

Milan are also expected to face competition from Premier League clubs Newcastle United and Aston Villa for the Super Eagles star.

The transfer fee could be a sticking point for Milan, with the Yellow Submarine demanding around €80 million.

It remains to be seen what their sporting direction will be following the departures of directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara.

Their exits have halted Milan’s pursuit of Daichi Kamada.

Milan are also keeping tabs on free agent Marcus Thuram, but they are behind PSG in the transfer race.

RB Salzburg striker Noah Okafor remains a top target, with Milan looking to bring in a new centre-forward following the exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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