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AC Milan Prepare Moves for Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City Stars

San Siro side track Anfield, White Hart Lane and Etihad Stadium talents.

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Alberto Aquilani, Mario Balotelli and Peter Crouch are on an AC Milan wish-list of loan signings.

The cash-strapped Italian champions have had a quiet summer transfer window, with no major buys.

But pre-season defeats by Inter Milan and Juventus have increased the demands for reinforcements from fans, and coach Massimo Allegri, before the Serie A season starts next week.

Aquilani, who was on loan at Juve last season, is now back with Liverpool. A transfer to Fiorentina collapsed and though the Italy midfielder would prefer a permanent move back to Serie A, Milan reckon the lure of Champions League football can persuade him to join them for a season.

An ankle injury to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has meant Milan are also looking for cover up front, with Manchester City’s Balotelli their first choice and Tottenham target-man Crouch an alternative.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Even though Massimiliano Allegri helped AC Milan to a Serie A title in his first season at the San Siro he has not been handed much in the way of a transfer budget this summer, in fact other than paying up to bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic in on a permanent basis, after a successful season on loan last term, the Rossoneri boss has had to make do with intelligent free transfer signings such as Taye Taiwo and Philippe Mexes.

Therefore this source believes the Italian giants are hoping to secure three loan deals to help boost their attacking third, but how likely are such deals to occur?

Alberto Aquilani had a good season on loan at Juventus last term but it seems that no side is willing to pay the asking price that Liverpool demand for the talented Italian international. On the one hand Kenny Dalglish may feel that letting the 27 year old out on loan would at least result in keeping the Roma man match fit but on the other hand he is keen to get a financial return on a player that cost the Merseyside club £20m, albeit in increments.

Aquilani finds himself further down the Liverpool pecking order following the signings of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson and already had the likes of Raul Meireles, Steven Gerrard and Lucas to contend to boot.

A move to bring in Mario Balotelli from Man City is perhaps a possibility, especially now that Roberto Mancini has brought in Sergio Aguero to replace want-away striker Carlos Tevez. Edin Dzeko netted in the first game of the season and has looked impressive in pre-season but clearly letting the young Italian return to Milan means that the Etihad Stadium side would have less options up front.

Much like Liverpool, Man City would much prefer a permanent deal to see Balotelli leave, not least as the hot headed striker has been a major headache on and off the field and hasn’t really done enough to warrant a regular first team berth.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has made it clear he is on the look-out for new striking options having seen his quartet of Peter Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane all fail to make an impact in the Premier League last term, although oddly enough in the Champions League this was not such a problem.

The North London club had to depend on goals from the midfield from the likes of Rafael Van der Vaart and Gareth Bale and now Redknapp would like to bring in new options. Peter Crouch seems eminently available for a transfer but the White Hart Lane manager would much rather receive a fee for the England international and given that Stoke City seem keen on purchasing the giant forward then a move to the Britannia Stadium seems far more likely.

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