Serbian star has been linked with AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle has revealed that there is “not much chance” of starlet Adem Ljajic staying at the club this year.
The 21-year-old is set to see his contract expire next summer, but despite talks being scheduled between the two parties on Friday over a renewal there has been huge doubts over his future in Florence.
Della Valle has previously warned him that he must either accept the club’s offer or be placed on the market, as the Viola want to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season.
However, AC Milan’s initial €8m bid was rejected and it is unclear at this stage as to whether or not they will return with an improved offer.
“Ljajic? I cannot give any answers right now, but there are several different options available,” Della Valle told Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia.
“Next week we will make a decision, so give us a few more days. Personally I would like to keep him, of course, but one has to understand the player’s intentions and the atmosphere.
“Ljajic could still stay at Fiorentina, though there’s not much chance of that happening,” he concluded.
With the Rossoneri’s Champions League qualifier second leg against PSV on Wednesday, it is believed that vice-President Adriano Galliani will wait until qualification is secured before making his moves in the transfer market ahead of the deadline.
Given the increased revenue that comes with Europe’s premier competition, it is likely that Milan will be able to raise their bid to meet Fiorentina’s valuation, but with the tense relations between the two clubs it remains to be seen whether or not the Viola would be willing to sell to their league rivals.
Atletico Madrid have also been credited with an interest over the past month, but it is understood that Milan remain the most likely destination if Ljajic does indeed decide to leave the Artemio Franchi.