Lopez keen on January move to AC Milan

Catania’s Maxi Lopez is interested in a move to AC Milan, amid

reports the Serie A champion will make an offer for the striker

when the transfer window opens in January.

Milan is a striker short after Antonio Cassano was sidelined for

at least six months when he had heart surgery last week and vice

president Adriano Galliani has said Lopez is one of the options the

club is considering.

”I’m flattered, we’ll see in January what happens,” Lopez told

Sky Italia. ”I’m trying to stay calm, then if in the future

there’s the chance to move to one of the most important squads in

Europe I would be really happy, but for the moment I’m trying not

to think about it.

”I can’t but be thankful that a club with the history of AC

Milan, with all its champions, have thought of me. But for now, I’m

focusing on doing my job here at Catania, then we’ll see in

January.”

Lopez has scored 20 goals in 55 appearances for Catania after

joining from Russian side FC Moscow in January 2010.

The 27-year-old Lopez grew up in Argentina but is also eligible

to play for Italy.

Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti said Thursday he would

consider selling the forward.

”A move to AC Milan is viable,” he said. ”Obviously we need

to sort out all the details, but there’s a will to do it. We are

absolutely open to it.”