Friday January 20 2012
Milan back in for Maxi Lopez

Milan may re-awaken their interest in Catania’s Maxi Lopez after Alexandre Pato was again sidelined with injury.

The Brazilian international picked up a muscle problem in the Italian Cup win over Novara this week which will see him ruled out of action for up to a month.

The Rossoneri now only have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, youngster Stephen El Shaarawy and veteran Pippo Inzaghi available.

Antonio Cassano is in their squad but he may be out for the rest of the season after undergoing minor heart surgery late last year.

With the Champions League close to resuming, it is being claimed on Friday that the Diavolo may now opt to bring in a new striker.

Maxi Lopez is again the man being linked after the club did a deal with Catania for the Argentine – only to then snub their option to sign him.

Lopez was initially targeted as a back-up should the club have failed in their attempt to sign Carlos Tevez from Manchester City this month.

However, they then pulled out of the Lopez move even before the Tevez deal finally collapsed last week after Pato snubbed a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Lopez, formerly of Barcelona amongst other clubs, would be eligible to play in the Champions League.

Fulham have been in talks with Catania for Lopez over the last 14 days.