AC Milan continue to look for a centre-forward to pair up with Olivier Giroud and also collect his legacy eventually.
The Rossoneri management signed Luka Jovic on a 1-year deal in the summer as a free agent with an option for the club to extend for another season. However, that is looking unlikely, at least based on the Serbian's current form.
His contract runs out in the summer of 2025 and it seems that the Rossoneri want to sign him next summer on a low fee when he has only one year left in his deal, in order to not give Lille too much leverage in the negotiations.
AC Milan with a winter attempt not excluded?
Although it was thought that AC Milan might pursue a backup for Giroud this winter, it's not ruled out that they might directly go for David in January.
His price is inevitably dropping, not just due to the contract duration but also because of the very average performance at the start of this season.
While three months ago, when Milan first explored this trail in the summer, the estimated price was set at a whopping 60 million euros, now it's already decreased to 40 million and could further decline in the next period.
The real advantage for AC Milan here is that Lille won't have much say in this matter and will need to try to earn as much as possible from David if they don't want to lose him for free.
This could prompt a deal in January: indeed, the French club, currently struggling financially, might be compelled to open the door a bit for the Milan executives.