AC Milan are keen on landing Algeria international Riyad Mahrez next summer, reports in Italy say.
Calciomercato claim that the Rossoneri are desperate for proven attackers that would reinforce their current squad for the coming season. The report says the Italians have identified Mahrez as the player that fits the bill.
There have been rumours that EPL players are set to join AC Milan, particularly with reported trips to England of the new sporting director of the club, Massimiliano Mirabelli. Reports say Mirabelli has approached the Foxes to name their release price for Mahrez – who has had a relatively underwhelming season.
Since Mahrez only signed a new deal this summer, it would take a lot for Milan to sign the Leicester City star. AC Milan are working at repositioning the club to the heights the club used to be, and they would be willing to go the extra mile to achieve their aim especially with the new owners backing them.
Aside Mahrez, there are reports linking Milan to Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The 24-year old English player is on loan to fellow Premier League side Bournemouth. However, the out-of-favour star might not oppose a deal to Italy if the terms are favourable. AS Roma and Milan were linked to the player this summer but the deal didn’t happen as Arsenal preferred to keep him in England.
Wilshere has featured in eight games for the Cherries this term but is international profile might be taking a hit. He was on the bench in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland, as Gareth Southgate preferred other players. He might get a chance when England play Spain in a friendly on Tuesday, November 15. Arsenal have insisted that there was still a future for the player at the Emirates, but the recent stability in the squad might force Wilshere to look elsewhere.