AC Milan are undergoing a transition this summer, with many of the old guard leaving the San Siro-based club, requiring the owners to rejuvenate the side with some fresh faces. One person majorly involved in bringing in new names to the club is Pier Silvio Berlusconi, son of Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, whose latest transfer target is reported to be Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.
Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who is the president of Mediaset, the holding company that owns the Serie A giants, also works as a consultant on transfers in and out of the club, and has been busy this summer trying to identify suitable players to replace the likes of Alessandro Nesta, Filippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta, Gennaro Gattuso, Mark van Bommel, and Clarence Seedorf, all of whom left the Rossoneri over the off-season.
One of his first targets however is a bit of a surprise, with misfiring Liverpool frontman Andy Carroll on the 43-year old’s radar.
Carroll, since making a £35 million switch to Liverpool 18 months earlier, has not been able to live up to his pricetag, with the 23-year old centre-forward scoring a meagre six times in 42 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League to date.
However, Berlusconi Jr seemed rather optimistic of the striker’s future, suggesting that Carroll’s headed goal against Sweden in the European Championships impressed him enough to consider a possible move for the youngster.
“This is a new era for Milan,” said Berlusconi. “We will continue to get younger while maintaining the culture. Milan still has its superstars.
“As a future target I’d like Andy Carroll.
“I must admit that, for his body build, and after seeing his header in the Euros, I would like to have Carroll at Milan.”