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AC Milan Crank Up Interest In Liverpool Striker Andy Carroll

Carroll lined-up to replace Ibra.

AC Milan have identified Liverpool striker Andy Carroll as a long term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to reports in Italy.

Corriere dello Sport claims the Rossoneri are ready to bid for the 22-year-old forward as part of this summer’s overhaul of their ageing squad.

Earlier in the week Pier Silvio Berlusconi, son of AC Milan owner Silvio, admitted that he would love to see Carroll at the San Siro and the Italians have now cranked up their interest and are preparing a hefty bid.

Berlusconi junior is particularly fond of Carroll’s physicality and believes that the former Newcastle striker can fill 30-year-old Ibrahimovic’s shoes after watching the pair go head-to-head in Euro 2012 in a match in which Carroll scored.

Carroll was signed by the Anfield club for £35 million in January 2011 by former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish.

Althoiugh he rallied late on, Carroll struggled to score in his first full season and there have been suggestions that he is unlikely to fit into new manager Brendan Rogers’ style of play.

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