Bringing Bosian striker Edin Dzeko from Wolfsburg to Italy is a top priority, AC Milan said on Friday.
"We are still hopeful of getting him," said AC Milan coach Adriano Galliani. Although it is thought the 31-year-old wants to go to Milan, the German club have made it clear they want to keep him.
"The man himself should have a say about his future," Galliani said." It is difficult to keep a player who is unhappy, that is a rule which applies to everybody and is the law of the market," he added.
AC, third placed in the Italian first division last season, are desperate for a new striker following the multi-million euro transfer of Brazilian ace Kaka to Real Madrid.