Tottenham also reportedly monitoring the Serbian’s contract situation.
AC Milan are still hopeful a deal can be done to take Fiorentina ace Adem Ljajic to San Siro, with contract negotiations with his current employers stalling.
Having been left out of the Viola’s last pre-season friendly game after coach Vincenzo Montella was unsure over his state of mind, La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that the door is re-opening for the talented Serb to make the switch to Milan.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has reportedly held numerous talks with counter-part Daniele Prade, but while the Rossoneri have yet to discuss terms with the player himself, it is understood that Fiorentina still want a substantial transfer fee despite his contract expiring next summer.
Gazzetta claim that there has been a change in mood surrounding Ljajic’s future, with Montella frustrated over his lack of passion in pre-season despite handing him the captain’s armband against Cremonese.
It is believed that the 21-year-old’s agent will meet with Fiorentina officials in the coming days, with two options on the table for the youngster.
Ljajic can either agree to a contract extension, although that would seem unlikely as the Italian media suggest he is requesting a wage increase to €1.8m per season with a release clause fee of around €10m.
However, Fiorentina are unlikely to agree to those terms and are understood to want to put in place a release clause fee of around €16m.
Failing an agreement on a new deal, Ljajic must then consider either a move to Milan or Tottenham, with the Premier League side also showing a keen interest in his services.
Nevertheless, Milan remain in pole position should he decide to leave Florence, with further answers expected after the club and player discuss his situation over the next few days.