Controcampo says Milan scouts have delivered glowing reports on the Germany international to directors Ariedo Braida and Adriano Galliani, convinced Gomez can make as big an impact at the San Siro as another German, Oliver Bierhoff.

Milan are in the market for a new striker and Gomez is high on their shortlist of names, which include Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Amauri (Palermo) and Didier Drogba (Chelsea).