AC Milan are waiting to step up talks for Tottenham striker Peter Crouch.

Milan see the England international as ideal cover for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will miss the start of the season due to an ankle injury.

Corriere dello Sport says Milan will launch their bid for Crouch once Spurs wrap up their loan signing of Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Stoke City are also chasing hard for Crouch.

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