Reports in the Italian media claim Ljajic has chosen Roma.
While Adem Ljajic moves closer to a move away from Florence, Fiorentina have agreed to sign promising Croatian talent Ante Rebic.
The Viola forward left the club’s headquarters on Tuesday evening without talking to reporters, and reportedly bid farewell to his team-mates as reported by Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 21-year-old turned down the offer of a contract renewal last week and has since been considering whether to join AC Milan or Roma ahead of the transfer deadline.
While initial reports had suggested he was keen on holding out for a move to the Rossoneri, the latest reports coming from Italy have claimed that he has agreed on a switch to the capital where he will replace Tottenham-bound Erik Lamela.
It will come as a bitter blow for Milan who are focusing on their Champions League qualifying round second leg with PSV on Wednesday night, with claims in the media suggesting that they would have made an improved bid if they reach the group stages.
However, Roma have decided not to wait around and allow that to happen, and have reportedly offered €10m plus additional bonuses for Ljajic, with Fiorentina seemingly preferring to sell to Rudi Garcia’s side.
Di Marzio has since tweeted to confirm that Ljajic has told his team-mates that he will be joining Roma:
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@dimarzio) August 27, 2013
Meanwhile, Fiorentina have wasted little time in bringing in a replacement for Ljajic, with Rebic set to sign his contract in the next day or so after a fee of around €7m was agreed with RNK Split, as reported by Index.
The talented youngster will receive a five-year contract worth €600,000 per season, and will be looking form a dangerous partnership alongside the likes of Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez.