Milan look to Dovbyk and Broja as potential Zirkzee alternatives


Sky Sport Italia report that Milan are looking for alternatives striker options, in case their pursuit of Joshua Zirkzee isn’t fruitful. Reports from the Italian press yesterday suggested that a deal was in the works, as the Rossoneri were prepared to trigger the €40 million release clause in the Dutchman’s contract.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Milan are keeping their options open maintaining contact with Artem Dovbyk from Girona and Armando Broja from Chelsea as potential alternatives.

The Italian journalist suggests that The Rossoneri are facing difficulties in reaching an agreement with the Dutch striker. The primary hurdle is not the salary but the high agent fees, which amount to €15 million. Zirkzee’s representatives argue that the release clause undervalues the player, hence their demand for higher commissions.

In light of these complications, Milan has turned its attention to Artem Dovbyk, a 26-year-old striker currently playing for Girona. Dovbyk’s profile fits Milan’s requirements, and the club is actively pursuing this option to ensure they secure a strong attacking addition for the upcoming season.

Another striker on Milan’s radar is Armando Broja, the 22-year-old Albanian forward owned by Chelsea. Broja is returning from a loan spell at Fulham, where he spent the last few months. Milan is considering Broja as a viable option, given his potential and experience in the Premier League.


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