Milan’s interest in Carroll is hotting up according to reports emerging from Italy…
The possibility of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll moving from Anfield to the San Siro is increasing with one newspaper in Italy reporting that has been identified as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Last week Pier Silvio Berlusconi, son of Milan owner Silvio, had made it known that he would like to bring Carroll at the San Siro and Corriere dello Sport reports he has again spoken of his admiration for the Englishman.
Berlusconi enjoyed Carroll’s physicality and even commented on how he looked like Ibrahimovic. Carroll is now believed to be wanted to provide back-up to the Swedish striker and is being viewed as a medium to long term replacement for Ibrahimovic.
Carroll, 23, has played for Liverpool after being signed for €40 million by Kenny Dalglish on transfer deadline day in January 2011. With a new coach Brendan Rogers now taking control at Anfield, Milan have a strong chance of getting their man.
The newspaper reports that as Brendan Rogers intends to bring his style of play to the club, imitating the tika-taka approach, Carroll may find himself surplus to requirements with Suarez used as the lone striker. Newly appointed Liverpool boss has already given the go-ahead for Liverpool to sell Carroll according to the newspaper and he could be wearing the red and black of Milan next season.