Milan are planning an exchange with Torino, offering Bartosz Salamon for Alessio Cerci.
According to Tuttosport, Vice-President Adriano Galliani was heard talking on the flight back from Kakha Kaladze’s testimonial in Georgia on Friday night.
“Can you imagine an attack with Cerci on one side and Stephan El Shaarawy on the other...”
It would fit President Silvio Berlusconi’s vision of a 4-3-3 system with Mario Balotelli in the middle.
Cerci is also an Italian international who turns 26 next month, so putting them together would be a bonus for Cesare Prandelli.
He scored eight goals in 35 Serie A games this season and pushes down the right wing, while El Shaarawy tends towards the left.
The winger is co-owned between Torino and Fiorentina, so Milan hope to negotiate an exchange with both clubs to take him on.
Tuttosport again suggest that Polish international defender Salamon can be handed to Torino as part of the deal.
The 22-year-old arrived in January from Brescia, but has not set foot on the field in a Rossoneri jersey.
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