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AC Milan In Pole Position To Sign Real Madrid Striker But Unlikely To Enter Race

The striker seem set for another tough year.

Manchester City v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

AS are reporting that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has advised struggling striker Luka Jovic to take the opportunity to go out on loan for the season. The Serbia international joined Madrid after an unbelievable season with Eintracht Frankfurt where he scored 27 goals and provided 7 assists but has not managed the same return at the Bernabeu. In his debut season, he managed just 17 league appearances where he scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist. AC Milan have been interested in the striker for quite some time but his costs have been too high for someone who will be a back up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season. The report notes that Milan are in pole position to take him on loan but that the position is no longer a priority for the club.

Tuttosport via are reporting that Milan's management have no intention of going in for the striker at this point as they are choosing to put their faith in Lorenzo Colombo, Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao as deputies to Ibrahimovic.