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Milan reportedly negotiating for Mattia Destro

I Rossoneri has been keen on the striker for some time now

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Destro has been the subject of transfer speculation since the summer where teams like Real Madrid and Chelsea were showing interest. Recently, Milan have been reported as being the closest to getting the striker's signature. The proposed deal has seemingly taken several shapes. The initial report was a free loan, which then turned into a loan with a buy-out clause but now it seems that Roma are demanding a mandatory €20m after an initial six month loan.

Earlier, it was also reported that the only way to sign Destro is for Giampaolo Pazzini to go the other way to Roma in an exchange deal. Pazzini doesn't seem to keen on the idea and has reiterated many times that he would much rather stay at Milan for the rest of his contract, and maybe retire here. That essentially means that Milan is going to have to cough up the money for Destro if they want the 23 year old striker.

From a sporting side, it would be an improvement on our current situation. To be honest, Milan doesn't have a striker. Pazzini hasn't been good for almost two years now and apart from him, all we have left are wingers and faux-forwards. Our best forward has been a Jeremy Menez who is clearly more of a playmaker and second striker. It would be a welcome change to actually have a player who can play the position and Milan could do much worse than Destro.