Serbian striker set to see his contract expire in 2014.
AC Milan are reportedly looking to take advantage of Fiorentina striker Adem Ljajic’s lack of contract renewal talks.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri rate the 23-year-old very highly, and are closely monitoring his situation.
His contract is set to expire at the end of next season, and unless the Viola manage to agree on a new deal with a release clause fee, they risk losing one of their most prized assets for nothing next summer.
As a result, that could force their hand into selling him this summer to recoup some of the money they spent on him, which would undoubtedly attract the interest of Milan.
Reports last month had claimed that Manchester United were interested in taking the Serbian star to Old Trafford, but after a move failed to materialise back in 2008, their interest appears to have also declined over the last few weeks.
It is understood that Vincenzo Montella and the club hierarchy hope to agree on a new deal within the next month, having already rejected a bid from Atletico Madrid for the striker.
However, should Milan step up their interest, it remains to be seen whether or not the player would push for a move despite enjoying one of his most productive seasons at the Franchi last year.
Regardless of his situation, Massimiliano Allegri is fully aware of the predicament he faces at San Siro, with the requirement of players first leaving the club before they can buy.
Robinho looks close to a return to Brazil with Santos as the two clubs continue negotiations, but his departure is set to only make space in the squad for Keisuke Honda.
The CSKA Moscow playmaker is close to agreeing a deal with the Serie A giants, but if Milan harbour hopes of landing Ljajic too, they must first find a buyer for Kevin-Prince Boateng.
It promises to be an exciting summer of transfer dealings in both Milan and Florence, with the latter hoping they don’t lose both Jovetic and Ljajic ahead of the new campaign.