Tottenham and Atletico Madrid still monitoring Serbian’s transfer situation.
Fiorentina starlet Adem Ljajic has a pre-contract agreement with AC Milan according to Spanish newspaper AS, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 21-year-old is still no closer to agreeing an extension with the Viola, after club owner Andrea Della Valle warned him that he must either accept their offer or be placed on the market.
An initial €8m bid from Milan was immediately rejected, with the club hitting out at their rivals by suggesting that their bid was “inopportune”, an accusation which was met by an innocent reaction by Adriano Galliani.
With relations tense between the two clubs, it had been reported that the likes of Atletico and Tottenham would swoop in and take advantage of the situation, with Ljajic available at low cost ahead of signing a new deal.
Fiorentina had been rumoured to be keen on including an “anti-Milan” clause in any new deal, thus opening up the likelihood that Ljajic would move abroad if he chose to leave Florence.
However, the latest reports in the Spanish media would suggest that he is set for a move to Milan next summer, although neither party has yet to confirm the rumour.
Ljajic had been expected to hold talks with the club over the past few weeks in order to reach a conclusion on his future, but with the new season fast approaching it doesn’t appear as though it will be forthcoming any time soon.
As a result, with a lack of a new agreement, Milan will still be hopeful of landing his signature, whether that is for an immediate transfer or for next summer remains to be seen.