Milan in for Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz?

Milan want to sign Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz permanently but may be priced out of a deal, report Calciomercato.

The Dominican-born striker has been involved in just one matchday squad for Los Blancos – the defeat at Real Mallorca earlier in the campaign – but he was an unused substitute.

The out-of-favour striker appears certain to leave the Spanish capital at some point but a theoretical transfer fee on top of his full wage packet appears to be putting off all suitors.

“He will go on loan for two seasons, although we have not yet decided on the club,” his agent David Aranda is cited as saying by Diario AS.

A recent report in Diario Sport claimed the striker had been offered to Espanyol as multiple reports had linked Mariano with an exit from Madrid with Real Betis and Monaco among the clubs strongly rumoured to be interested, while El Mundo Deportivo has also previously outlined interest from Milan.

He has been a peripheral figure across his two seasons at Madrid since his 2018 return from Lyon – with Karim Benzema, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Jovic as the established first choice strikers.

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