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Milan give up on Cerci, three alternatives in mind for the Rossoneri

In recent weeks Milan have been heavily linked to Torino’s Alessio Cerci. However, the Torino man proved too costly and Milan have shifted their attention to new targets with Shaktar’s Douglas Costa, PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi and Napoli’s Goran Pandev all seen as potential options.

Since Inzaghi’s appointment as Milan manager he informed Galliani that he needs a winger to successfully deploy his preferred 4-3-3 formation. Cerci was seen as Inzaghi’s ideal winger due to his undeniable technical ability and speed. Last season Cerci had the best season of his career playing alongside Ciro Immobile. The duo formed one of Italy’s most feared partnerships earning Torino a spot in this year’s edition of the Europa League. It comes as no surprise that Cerci is being targeted by bigger clubs with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid also said to be interested.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have pulled out of the race to sign Alessio Cerci because of economical constraints. The 20 million euro price tag set for Cerci by Cairo proved too high for Milan who have since given up on signing the Torino man. Seeing that Milan are still in the market for a winger they have shifted their attention to Shaktar’s Douglas Costa and PSG’s Lavezzi. Like Cerci, they both are costly options and it is unlikely either will arrive unless their situation changes. Since Douglas Costa and Lavezzi would cost too much, Milan will attempt to sign Pandev in a deal that wouldn’t cost them much.

Cerci made 37 appearances for Torino last season scoring 13 goals and getting 10 assists.



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