AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani has hinted the club could target Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor this summer.
The Italian giants are keen to replace Brazilian star Kaka, who signed for Real Madrid in early June.
Milan have made Wolfsburg frontman Edin Dzeko their No.1 target but the Bundesliga champions remain keen to keep the Bosnian.
Should Milan fail to land Dzeko, the club could turn to Adebayor or Sevilla's Luis Fabiano.
Galliani said: "We are only looking for a striker and the objective is Dzeko. If we don't succeed, Fabiano could be an alternative, as could Emmanuel Adebayor eventually.
"I had a chat with (Arsenal manager) Arsene Wenger, but they have not offered him. In the case that he comes up for sale we will speak again."
Of Dzeko, Galliani said: "He is a Wolfsburg player. If they call me to speak about him I'll spring up (in surprise).
"Keeping him is their right, but he has expressed and continues to express his desire to come to Milan.
"From experience I can say that it is difficult to deal with a player against his will."