Montella also explains why he left Serbian ace out of squad.
Fiorentina owner Andre Della Valle has revealed he expects Adem Ljajic to leave the club in the next few days, and did not rule out an agreement with AC Milan.
The 21-year-old was omitted from the squad to face Catania on Monday night, and his team-mates failed to miss his presence after securing a 2-1 win at the Artemio Franchi.
Ljajic has been linked with a move away from Florence all summer, with Della Valle making it clear that unless he accepted the club’s proposal of a renewal he would be placed on the market.
Following a meeting last week, it appears that Ljajic will not be signing a new deal with Vincenzo Montella’s side, and is therefore expected to seal a move elsewhere later this week.
AC Milan have already had a €8m bid rejected, and with tense relations between the two clubs, Roma have looked to hijack the move as they eye Ljajic as a potential replacement for Tottenham-bound Erik Lamela.
It had been originally thought that Fiorentina were unwilling to sell to the Rossoneri after slamming their approach the first time round, however it would appear Della Valle hasn’t closed the door on them yet.
“The boy is a bit nervous, and Montella has decided not to bring him here. In the coming days he will almost certainly leave Florence. Not selling to Milan? Never say never,” he told reporters after the game as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Meanwhile, Montella joked with reporters that Ljajic hugged him when he found out that he had been left out of the squad, but revealed that he didn’t feel as though the youngster was in the right frame of mind to take part in the game.