Milan interest in River hotshot confirmed

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It has been confirmed that AC Milan have made contact with River Plate to open up potential talks to sign River Plate's young striking sensation, Sebastian Driussi.

The 20-year-old is a transfer target for Rossoneri as the club look to re-establish themselves as one of the giants of Italian football.

Since the end of the 2012/13 season, Milan have never finished higher than in seventh place and will now be in their third campaign of missing out on UEFA Champions League football.

Tuttosport have confirmed that talks are under way with River to sign Driussi, who has scored seven league goals in eight games for the South American side.

Milan's Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli has had the player under observation for some time, and will reportedly use his South American contacts to lure him to Milan.

Driussi has an Italian passport and is available for 10 million euros due to a buy-out clause in his contract with Los Millonarios. 

While this is a high price for a young striker yet to prove his worth in Europe, the Vincenzo Montella-coached side are said to be willing to take a gamble on the talented forward.

Montella may be looking for a long-term replacement for the prolific Carlos Bacca, after the pair reportedly fell out following the Colombia striker's recent substitution against Pescara.