Moses Simon linked to AC Milan after winning player of the month award

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Moses Simon has emerged as a surprise target for Serie A giants AC Milan only a day after winning his second Nantes player of the month award.

The 26-year-old has been the standout performer for the French club this season. He has notched 14 goal contributions in 32 games in all contributions for the club this season. He is the primary attacking threat and creative outlet of the club and is a fan favourite at Beaujoire Stadium.

He is also the first Nantes player to hit double figures for the club in three successive seasons since the late Emiliano Sala. This month, the winger scored three goals in five matches to win the award for the second time at the club by a landslide victory.

He is also on the verge of his first major title since making the switch to France from Spain in 2019 on loan and in 2020 on a permanent move as Nantes take on OGC Nice in the final of the Coupe de France on Saturday. It will be his third major career trophy after wins in Slovakia with AS Trencin and Belgium with KA Gent.

It is now understood that scouts from Milan will be paying close attention to the winger as they consider a bid for his services in the summer.

Milan are on the verge of a takeover from Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp to become the first Serie A club to be under the ownership of the Middle East. Investcorp are planning a major squad overhaul and have reportedly identified Moses, who is valued at €45 million and is wanted by Premier League side Newcastle United, as a transfer target.

Meanwhile, his strike partner in the Super Eagles setup, Victor Osimhen, has now been linked with Chelsea as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The 28-year-old Belgian striker has disappointed since his return to the club where he first played after leaving his home country. The Blues spent in excess of €100 million on his signature from Serie A side Inter Milan but so far, the move has failed to yield results.

Osimhen is now being looked at as the Blues first choice to replace the Belgian.

The 23-year-old is also on the radar of a few other Premier League clubs including Newcastle, who are understood to be the most desperate for Osimhen, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Napoli are demanding €100 million upwards from any clubs who are interested in the former VfL Wolfsburg forward.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago

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