Corriere della Sera says Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has lost all confidence in current No1 Dida and club directors are actively seeking a long-term replacement for the Brazilian.

Artur Boruc, who has just signed a new deal with Celtic, and Frey are Milan's top two targets.

The Rossoneri hope to convince Fiorentina to part with Frey by including Gilardino in their offer. Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli worked with Gilardino at Parma and has spoken openly about the prospect of calling on him again in Florence.