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Paloschi return would strengthen Milan’s Serie A title credentials

| 23.11.2010

AC Milan may already have the answer to their striker conundrum in their own ranks to cover for any possible injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, if they decide to bring back Alberto Paloschi from his co-ownership deal with Parma.

Milan are currently heavy favourites at 5/6 to win Serie A, but may run into some problems if an injury is suffered to star striker Ibrahimovic, particularly as Alexandre Pato and Filippo Inzaghi are already sidelined.

Paloschi has spent the last two seasons and the start of the present campaign at Parma after seeing his first-team opportunities limited at the San Siro.

However, Milan retained a 50 per cent share in the 20-year-old and this leaves them in a strong position to bring him back in the January transfer window.

And veteran striker Inzaghi feels that Paloschi could prove a vital cog in Milan’s efforts to land a first Serie A title since 2004.

He told Sky Sport Italia: “My replacement this year? If I have to be replaced then I would say Paloschi is the best, even though he has just recovered from injury.”

Paloschi’s impact has been particularly missed at Parma this season as he has played just 23 minutes as a substitute because of his injury in the opening 13 games of the season.

Without Paloschi, who was inspirational in helping Parma gain promotion from Serie B last season, Parma have managed just nine goals and based on this they have done well to reach 14th in the standings.

Furthermore, Paloschi’s agent Tluio Tinti has told Goal.com that he is almost certain Milan will approach the Italian striker in January, although talks are yet to take place.

Milan currently lead Serie A by three points after winning their last four league games. See the full Serie A winners betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.