AC Milan could target Fiorentina attacker Adem Ljajic as a possible replacement for Robinho, as vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed that talks over the Brazilian's return to Santos are ongoing.
Ljajic, who has been linked with Manchester United in the past, only has one year remaining on his current contract with Fiorentina and it is understood the club are keen on retaining their star player.
The young Serb was deemed not good enough by Sir Alex Ferguson three years ago, but now at 21-years-of-age, he is touted as one of Europe's hottest prospects.
"He could become our target, but in this moment he's a player with a contract," Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.
The player would certainly fill Robinho's boots should he leave this summer, having scored 12 goals in 31 appearances for the Viola last season in contrast to Robinho's poor two in 27.
"Robinho wants to go back to Santos. We will see if we will find an agreement. In the last few hours, there has been a further approach, but there isn't an agreement yet.
"We will start looking for another striker only when Robinho leaves. We have a good team and five strong forwards."
It would seem that Ljajic will only be brought into the San Siro if they agree to sell Robinho to Santos, as Galliani stated at present they already have enough attacking talent at the club.
Although, in delaying the deal they could miss out altogether with several clubs thought to be tracking the playmaker.
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