AC Milan are eyeing Cesena striker Adrian Mutu as a replacement for Antonio Cassano.

Among the rumoured candidates to fill in are Fabio Quagliarella of Juventus and now Cesena's Mutu.

"If a striker does arrive in January, he has to be on loan with an option to buy and preferably be eligible for the Champions League," explained Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

"We'll see if there are any good opportunities. Last season we signed players who had already taken part in the Champions League and don't want to repeat that."