Serbian starlet closing in on exit from Florence.
Fiorentina striker Adem Ljajic is set to undergo a medical with Roma on Wednesday, ahead of completing his €13m move to the Italian capital.
The 21-year-old met with Viola officials on Tuesday evening before bidding farewell to his team-mates as it was confirmed that he would be leaving.
Having rejected the offer of a renewal, the Serbian international had been warned by owner Andre Della Valle that he would therefore be sold, with AC Milan also interested.
Fiorentina were angered by Milan’s approach as they spoke with the player first, and having rejected an initial €8m bid they were keen not to sell to their rivals.
According to Sky Sport Italia journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Ljajic was told that he would have to either stay in Florence and not play or join Roma as the tense relations with the Rossoneri ensured they were no longer an option.
The talented youngster decided to opt for the latter, and will travel to Rome on Wednesday in order to complete the formalities of his move with the initial fee standing at €11m, with performance-related bonuses ensuring it will rise.
According to reports he will earn €1.8m per season with the Giallorossi, who will be delighted to have landed their target with Erik Lamela set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur.
It remains to be seen who Milan now bring in as their focus will be solely on defeating PSV in their Champions League qualifying round second leg at the San Siro on Wednesday night.
They will undoubtedly be disappointed to have missed out on Ljajic, with the former Partizan ace now expected to play an integral part in Rudi Garcia’s squad this season.