Italian giants AC Milan could be set to make a sensational swoop for Liverpool front man Andy Carroll, according to The Independent.
The England international is rumoured to have impressed Pier Silvio Berlusconi, the son of Italian President, Silvio. The owner of Mediaset, the holding company of the San Siro based giants, is believed to have been struck by the performances of Carroll at Euro 2012, declaring himself to be a huge fan of the striker.
“As a future target I’d like Andy Carroll,” said Berlusconi.
“I must admit that for his body build, and after seeing his header in the Euro’s, I would like to have Carroll at Milan.”
The 23-year-old had had a disappointing first full season at Anfield, but has shown real signs of improvement in recent months, culminating in a spot in Roy Hodgson’s squad for the European Championships.
It’s unclear whether new Reds boss, Brendan Rodgers, sees Carroll as a key part of his plans for next season. This has prompted the interest of Milan, who are keen to usher in a new generation after releasing star names such as Mark van Bommel and Alessandro Nesta.