AC Milan could be set to launch a
shock swoop for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll after the Italian giant's
transfer consultant revealed their interest.
owner Silvio Berlusconi's son Pier Silvio - president of Mediaset, the
holding company that owns the San Siro club - admitted he is a huge fan
of the England international and wants to see him wearing the black and
colours in the future.
Three Lions powerhouse was a British record transfer signing when the
Reds snapped him up from Newcastle for £35million in January 2010.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed mixed fortunes during his time at Anfield in which he struggled early on.
But he enjoyed an encouraging end to the season last term and won a place in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad.
Carroll, capped by his country seven
times, scored a fabulous header in England's 3-2 group stage win over
Sweden - a goal which has prompted Milan's surprise interest.
'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 Euros, I would like to have Carroll at Milan.'
After waving farewell to a host of
veteran club favourites this summer - including Rino Gattuso, Mark van
Bommel and Clarence Seedorf - Milan are keen to usher in younger talent
in their bid to wrest the Scudetto from last season's champions
An audacious move for Carroll would certainly underline their intent and Berlusconi added: 'This is a new era for Milan.
'We will continue to get younger while maintaining the culture. Milan still has its superstars.'