Viola reveal Ljajic will leave this week.
According to reports in Italy, Roma are close to reaching an agreement with Fiorentina over the transfer fee for Serbian starlet Adem Ljajic.
Having been left out of the squad for the opening game of the season against Catania on Monday night, club owner Andrea Della Valle confirmed that he expects the talented youngster to leave in the next few days.
Despite their best efforts, Fiorentina have been unable to reach an agreement over a contract renewal with the 21-year-old and look set to deliver on their warning of selling him this summer.
Ljajic’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and the Viola are keen to avoid losing him for nothing as both AC Milan and Roma step up their interest.
It had been believed that Della Valle was opposed to selling to Milan after tense relations between the club arose due to the Rossoneri making an “inopportune” €8m bid last month.
However, he dismissed that notion last night and revealed “never say never” to a move to Milan, which is thought to be Ljajic’s preference.
Nevertheless, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma are willing to offer €10m for the starlet with additional bonuses potentially taking the deal up to Fiorentina’s €13m valuation.
With Erik Lamela expected to clinch his move to Tottenham in the coming days, it remains to be seen whether or not the Giallorossi can tie up a deal for Ljajic, as Milan are more than likely to return with an improved bid if they qualify for the Champions League.