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Sunday August 24 2014
Milan-Juve for Falcao, Torres, Damiao

Milan and Juventus are considering the same targets: Radamel Falcao, Leandro Damiao, Fernando Torres and Fred.

Both Serie A clubs want a striker in the final week of the transfer market and would prefer a loan deal with option to buy.

La Gazzetta dello Sport continues to suggest Monaco are ready to release Falcao on loan, as he is deeply unhappy and wants to fully recover his form after a knee injury ahead of what many expect to be a move to Real Madrid next summer.

A new name that emerged on the Milan radar today is Leandro Damiao, the 25-year-old Santos centre-forward.

He had also been linked with a move to Serie A or the Premier League last season, but he moved from Internacional to Santos in December 2013 for €13m.

According to the Italian papers, Brazilian strikers Fred of Fluminense and Jo of Atletico Mineiro also offered their services to Milan as replacements for Mario Balotelli.

Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani was pictured in a lunch meeting on Saturday with Roma director Walter Sabatini and agent Marcelo Simonian.

Although Mattia Destro was the main topic of discussion, it’s now reported Simonian’s presence confirmed a significant push for Porto striker Jackson Martinez too.

However, Porto are not prepared to release the Colombian for less than €30m.

It has also been said that Milan and Juventus are keeping a close eye on the Torres situation at Chelsea.

He was on the bench for the opening game and in the stands for their second Premier League outing, fuelling reports he is on the market.

Torres would only be signed on loan by these two clubs, though even then his wages could pose a problem.

Another option is Samuel Eto’o – a free agent after the end of his Chelsea contract.

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