Path clear for Wolverhampton Wanderers to sign prime striker target Andre Silva as AC Milan eye Alvaro Morata and Radamel Falcao?

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have been heavily linked with a sensational move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva.

Andre Silva of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on December 10, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

According to the likes of The Sun Wolverhampton Wanderers have made AC Milan’s Andre Silva their number one summer target.

The Portugal striker, 22, has struggled to establish himself with the Italian giants in Serie A since moving from Porto for £33million last summer scoring just two league goals and six Europa League goals last season.

And newly-promoted Wolves are hoping to take advantage under the advice of super-agent Jorge Mendes, who represents Silva.

Mendes' influence at Wolves is clear for all to see with Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Helder Costa and much-loved manager Nuno Espirito Santo his other Molineux clients.

Portuguese football manager Jorge Mendes stands in front of the press during the release of the book 'The Special Agent' written by Miguel Cuesta and Jonathan Sanchez in Lisbon on February...

Milan had reportedly set an asking price of £27 million for Silva and other clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers' Premier League rivals Huddersfield are said to be interested.

Speculation has subsided somewhat since Silva's inclusion in Portugal's World Cup squad.

But a new report from Italian media outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport details a double move being plotted by AC Milan which could finally clear the path for Nuno and Wolves to get their man.

morata falcao

According to La Gazzetta, Milan - who are waiting to hear if they are to be expelled from next season's Europa League as a punishment for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches - will only move for Morata if they retain their European spot next season.

However, if they were to receive a penalty, they would focus instead on signing Falcao, as he would be a much more cost-effective arrival than the Spaniard.

And they will be music to Wolves' ears as it only increases their chances of landing one of the hottest properties in European football for their return to the top flight.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch