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Berlusconi says he wants Carroll at Milan

AC MILAN are reportedly considering making a loan move for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Pier Silvio Berlusconi, president of Mediaset -- the holding company that owns AC Milan -- and the son of club owner Silvio Berlusconi, last week urged his father to make a move for the England international this summer.

Berlusconi Jnr has acted as a consultant on the club's transfer dealings in recent years, and believes Carroll, who moved to Anfield from Newcastle at the start of 2011 in a £35million deal, would be a good fit for the club.

"This is a new era for Milan. We will continue to get younger while maintaining the culture. Milan still has its superstars," he said.

"As a future target I'd like Andy Carroll. I must admit that, for his body build, and after seeing his header in the Euros, I would like to have Carroll at Milan."

The Italian giants are now considering a loan move for Carroll, with Berlusconi said to be "seriously considering" taking his son's advice.

However, citing reports in Italy, it is believed Milan would be unwilling to stump up the cash required for a permanent deal to go through.

Last week, former England striker Mark Hateley, who moved from Portsmouth to Milan in 1984 at the age of just 21, said he believed the forward would benefit by moving to Serie A.

"It would be breath of fresh air for Andy Carroll," he said.

"It would be great to go away and test himself in a new environment, a new culture and a different way of living.

"That was key for my development when I was so young. I played under a young Fabio Capello at Milan. They teach you the game inside and out, that's what they do in these countries, especially Italy.

"Big strikers have always been a handful. He's got great strengths in his game already but he still has a lot of weaknesses. They (Milan) can deconstruct his game and build it back up again to the way a European centre-forward should be."