AC Milan Transfer News: 6 Strikers Rossoneri Will Target After Ibrahimovic Sale

Frank Wagner@Fw1812Correspondent IJuly 12, 2012

AC Milan Transfer News: 6 Strikers Rossoneri Will Target After Ibrahimovic Sale

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    In a move that seemed so unlikely some 48 hours ago, AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi today confirmed the club's sale of superstar duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain.

    While many are viewing the deal as evidence of both the ambition of the nouveau riche PSG and the lack thereof in the old money of Milan, such a notion seems to ignore the €62 million that have gone to the Rossoneri in return for their players.

    If you couple the saved wages in with this figure, you can plainly see that Milan have quite a bit of change to search for a few replacements in the transfer market.

    With the loss of their leading scorer last season in Ibra (more than triple their second top scorer, mind you), the club's focus obviously must be on finding a striker.

    So who will Milan turn to?

    Here are six strikers AC Milan will target in the coming weeks.

Carlos Tevez

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    Tevez's desire to leave Manchester City for the city of Milan has long been known.

    According to the Daily Mail, AC Milan made a new bid yesterday for the Argentine striker after their attempts this past January failed.

    The 28-year-old striker's talent is unquestionable, but his off-field issues remain the biggest concern behind him.

    For a case in point, just look at his bust up with City boss Roberto Mancini last season that resulted in him being sent away from the club for about five months. And yet, he returned to help the club to the Premier League title.

    If they think they can handle him, though, AC Milan would be well advised to pursue a deal for Tevez.

Edin Dzeko

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    This one seems a likely deal but might not be the only signing of the next few weeks.

    Milan have already offered £20 million for the Manchester City striker, who fell out of favor with his club last year.

    Dzeko would offer the same kind of height up front that Milan have lost with Ibrahimovic and, at 26, has more years left in front of him.

Gonzalo Higuain

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    On paper, the 24-year-old Higuain is a good option for Milan.

    Real Madrid has preferred Karim Benzema over Higuain over the past year, yet the Argentine striker has impressed.

    However, both Madrid and Higuain have consistently said that no deal would be made in this summer transfer window.

    Even if this is the case, though, it is likely Milan will inquire about him.

Edinson Cavani

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    Cavani was very impressive in his time with Napoli, scoring 33 goals in both seasons he has been at the club.

    Last year, he made quite a mark in the Champions League, scoring three goals against Manchester City that virtually knocked them out of the group.

    With his future at the club rather uncertain, a move for the Uruguayan would seem to be a no-brainer.

    However, the expenses may be a bit too much for Milan's desires.

Andy Carroll

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    One tall pony-tailed striker for another?

    Yeah, I don't get it either.

    It's being reported so much, though, that it's hard to disregard the possibility of a Milan swoop for the embattled Liverpool striker.

    If it's a loan deal, it could be coupled with another signing.

    Let's just see what happens with this one.

Robin Van Persie

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    In all likelihood, the prices will be just too high for Milan to close a deal for RvP.

    However, the chances of having such an influential striker on your team are enough to warrant a look.

    After all, he led the Premier League in scoring last season and captained his side to third spot in the league.

    Expect Milan to make a bid when the van Persie race really starts heating up.

    Just don't expect it to be enough to get the striker.

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