AC Milan have opened talks with Leicester City striker Patson Daka after their deal for priority target Mehdi Taremi fell through, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Porto striker was on course to move to San Siro, but talks with the player’s side broke down at the last moment.
The high demands made by Taremi’s entourage as opposed to the proposed terms forced Rossoneri to walk away from the deal.
With Lorenzo Colombo set for a loan move to Monza and Divock Origi also on his way out, Milan are ramping up their efforts to land a new centre-forward before the transfer deadline.
Daka has emerged as a potential target, with the Foxes forward’s future being the subject of exit speculation throughout the summer.
AS Monaco had the Zambian international’s name on their list before signing Folarin Balogun from Arsenal.
Milan are continuing their negotiations to prise Daka away from the King Power Stadium, but they know they must wrap up the deal before tonight’s deadline.
The Serie A giants have also lined up a handful of names as potential targets on the deadline day, including Chelsea youngster Mason Burstow.
After impressing for the Blues’ U-21 side last season, the 20-year-old has broken into the first team under Mauricio Pochettino this term.
Milan are eyeing a loan move for Burstow, while Torino’s Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria and Willian Jose of Real Betis are also under consideration.
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