Carroll and Dzeko among the targets as Milan look for back-up to Ibrahimovic

The San Siro club are expected to look at a number of forwards to join the imposing Swede, with Liverpool's £35 million signing also part of a trio of potential targets
By Gaia Brunelli

With AC Milan short of quality back-up should star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic get injured, the Rossoneri are considering bids for Mattia Destro, Andy Carroll and Edin Dzeko.

Following the departures of Filippo Inzaghi and Maxi Lopez at the end of last season, the club are in need of another striker to bolster their forward line.

CEO Adriano Galliani has spoken to Genoa president Enrico Preziosi over the availability of Destro, who is co-owned by Siena. Once the two parent clubs come to an agreement, negotiations with the San Siro outfit can begin.

The son of Milan president Silvio Berlusconi, Pier Silvio, is also known to be an admirer of the physicality of Carroll, and the club may look to exploit their friendly relations with Liverpool. Milan would look to initially take the striker on loan, with a view to purchasing him at the end of the season.

As an alternative, the club may wait until Manchester City have brought a new striker to Eastlands, possibly Robin van Persie, and enquire about the availability of others. Carlos Tevez has long been the subject of interest by Adriano Galliani, but Dzeko has similarly been a long-term target.