AC Milan want Roberto Soldado as Balotelli replacement

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Tottenham misfit Roberto Soldado could be heading to the San Siro as a replacement for the outbound Mario Balotelli, according to the Daily Mail.

Balotelli's imminent £16 million move to Liverpool would leave AC Milan in the market for another striker, and they are believed to be eyeing Soldado, who only managed six league goals since his £26 million move last summer.

The move could cause a domino effect in the Premier League, with Loic Remy being lined up as a possible £11 million replacement for the Spaniard.

First teamer

Soldado is not guaranteed a first team slot under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, who prefers Emmanuel Adebayor in a system with only one central striker.

The 29-year-old was an unused substitute in their late 1-0 win over West Ham, and a move to the San Siro to end his Premier League hell may be appealing. Pochettino turned to Harry Kane during their opening fixture, which could signal the end of his short stay in England.

Inflated squad

Any move for Remy as a replacement for the possibly outbound Spaniard would rely on Spurs shedding some of the deadwood which remains in their squad.

Vlad Chiriches has been linked with several clubs, most noticeably Roma as they eye a replacement for the imminent departure of £30 million rated Mehdi Benatia, who is seemingly closing in on a move to Bayern.

Remy was on the brink of a move away from Loftus Road, but his move to Liverpool collapsed, as the player reportedly failed a medical. With such an inflated squad on his hands, Pochettino is faced with the dilemma of having to move players on before he can recruit players of his own.

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The Argentine has already brought in Ben Davies, Michel Vorm, Eric Dier and Deandre Yedlin to the club, and would be hoping to get the majority of the £16 million that Milan received for Balotelli for any deal with Soldado.


Dany Levy has never been one to be happy to take a loss. After shelling out £26 million on the striker, who arrived with so much promise, they would be reluctant to release him for much less than £20 million.

Despite a faltering opening season, he managed to score in Tottenham's 2-1 victory over AEL Limassol, and linked up nicely with fellow under-performer Erik Lamela

It seems as if Soldado will stay at Tottenham for another season in what would really be a make or break season for the striker.

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