The transfer window has been closed for a bit more than a month in the European top five leagues but clubs are already thinking about what they'll do in the future. AC Milan are one of those sides who are preparing to swoop for potential signings.
Regardless if there are still a few months to go before the January window comes, the Serie A giants have reasons to be ready for it. The Franck Kessie saga hasn't been resolved yet and the Rossoneri need to find a solution before he leaves for nothing next summer with a number of teams ready to go after him.
But Milan would be also trying to monitor possible signings for the near future outside of Europe. The Italian side is reportedly switching its attention - again - to a River Plate sensation who has already earned international caps with Argentina.
AC Milan reportedly eye River Plate young star valued at €25m
According to Calciomercato, AC Milan remain interested in Julian Alvarez, the 21-year-old striker who is thriving in the Argentine League and was part of the Argentina squad that won the 2021 Copa America.
The River product has made an impression from the very beginning since being promoted to the first team and eventually, he climbed in Marcelo Gallardo's pecking order, becoming a key player in El Millonario's starting eleven.
The report claims that Milan went after Alvarez last year but a deal failed to materialize due to the €25 million release clause the Argentine club set for him. But the forward is proving to be worthy of it and last weekend he took the limelight again in a big game.
Julian Alvarez stole the show on Sunday's Superclasico against Boca Juniors, opening the score with a fantastic shot from outside the box before making it two for the hosts. The Italian outlet reports that such a performance put him on the Rossoneri's radar again.
However, with Alvarez's contract running out in December 2022, Milan would try to negotiate with River for a lower fee. But the Argentine striker has already attracted interest from many clubs and, as long as he keeps with this level, he won't be lacking in offers to continue his career in Europe.