AC Milan Explored Late Move for Torino Striker Sanabria
AC Milan made a late move for Torino striker Antonio Sanabria in the summer transfer window, but the deal ultimately fell through.
According to Calciomercato.com, Milan began talks with Sanabria’s entourage after the transfer window closed. The two parties discussed extending Sanabria’s contract with Torino by two years, until 2027, and the Paraguayan striker was reportedly asking for a net salary of €2m per season including bonuses.
Milan had been looking for a striker in the last few days of the window, and Sanabria was a target before the club eventually signed Luka Jovic from Real Madrid. Milan reportedly held talks with Sanabria’s agent to explore the possibility of getting a deal done, but there was not enough time to complete the transfer before the deadline.
Sanabria scored 12 goals in all competitions for Torino last season, his best return in his career to date. However, the club decided to sign Duvan Zapata from Atalanta in the summer, and Zapata is expected to be the starting striker when he is fit enough.
It is unclear whether Milan will revive their interest in Sanabria in the future. The club currently has Jovic, Olivier Giroud, and Pietro Pellegri as its striking options, but all three players are over the age of 30.