Football: Porto starlet Andre Silva set for AC Milan move

Porto's forward Andre Silva celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on March 4, 2017.
Porto's forward Andre Silva celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs CD Nacional Funchal at the Dragao stadium in Porto on March 4, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Milan (AFP) - AC Milan are on the verge of capturing Portugal sensation Andre Silva from Porto as the resurgent Serie A side continue to build for next season.

Television pictures early on Monday showed Silva, often described as the "the new Cristiano Ronaldo", on his way to undergo a medical in Milan, Italy.

The 21-year-old striker was a reported target for a number of top European clubs.

But after Milan failed in bids to land Andrea Belotti from Torino and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, Silva is now expected to sign for the seven-time European champions.

He would become their fourth recruit in as many weeks following the signing of Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie (Atalanta) and Argentinian centre-back Mateo Musaccio (Villarreal).

Milan were recently sold to Chinese investors by long-time club owner Silvio Berlusconi in a bid to inject fresh impetus into their attempt to rejoin European football's elite.