AC Milan have targeted 19-year-old Ascoli midfielder Riccardo Orsolini as Adriano Galliani ruled out any big-money moves for the Serie A giants this January.
The CEO spoke highly of the Serie B player, who has already been linked with Juventus and Watford.
He said: "Orsolini we like. He is a good player, a left-footer who plays on the right and he could be a good alternative to Suso.
"He still has a long way to go, but the Berlusconi-Galliani agreement is to focus on young Italian players."
Milan are on the verge of a takeover to Chinese investors, the Sino-Europe, with Galliani revealing that it makes any new deals in the short-term infinitely more complicated.
"I can definitely exclude big signings as Milan's transfer campaign is very complex.
"Everything is difficult. I can make a deal, conclude it, but then we need the approval of the other party [Sino].
"The market moves quickly, never mind having a complete deal and having to ask permission from others.
"To have a neutral transfer campaign we will have to sell before we buy. So I don't know what will happen in January."