Milan got off to a strong start and bagged six goals in their first two matches, but they are working to bring in a new striker and rekindled their interest in Mehdi Taremi. Stefano Pioli is wary of the issues on the horizon once the schedule gets thicker (via La Gazzetta dello Sport).

“Olivier Giroud is a great player, but it’s clear that, when the Champions League starts, if we want to be competitive in both competitions, nobody will be able to guarantee his 100 percent for the entire season. The more solutions we have, the merrier. The management will decide what to do.”

According to the publication, Milan are waiting for developments as Taremi will meet Porto Monday. They won’t offer €20/25M as his team asks. They could get up to €15M. The marksman has just a year on his contract. However, coach Sergio Conceiçao is adamant about keeping him.

Porto striker Taremi dropped for Iran's World Cup qualifiers | Reuters

Alternatively, the Rossoneri are keen on Hugo Etikité. However, West Ham are ahead in the race to acquire him from PSG.

Our Take on Milan and Taremi
Signing a center-forward of his caliber would allow them to rotate scientifically when needed. They probably don’t think Noah Okafor can’t handle those duties so regularly. Still, overspending for a 31-year-old on an expiring deal would be odd for them.

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