Milan continuing pursuit of Serbian international.
Fiorentina are set for a meeting with Adem Ljajic’s father in Florence on Tuesday, as doubts continue to surround the player’s future at the club.
The 21-year-old’s current contract is set to expire next summer and as a result Viola owner Andrea Della Valle has warned the talented youngster that he must either accept the club’s new offer or risk being put on the market.
Coach Vincenzo Montella has since revealed that he may have issues with playing Ljajic if he doesn’t seem to be in the right frame of mind, with the player himself remaining silent on his decision.
Serie A rivals Milan have made an initial €8m bid for the star, although that was immediately rejected with Fiorentina releasing an angry statement suggesting that the Rossoneri had acted inappropriately.
While vice-president Adriano Galliani defended his actions by stating that he merely made an offer for a player in the transfer window, it is still unclear at this stage as to whether Milan are any closer to signing the former Partizan starlet.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ljajic’s father will arrive in Florence on Tuesday for talks with the club, with some suggestions that he will look to try to facilitate an agreement to allow the player to leave.
The pink paper also reports that the player’s agent Fali Ramadani received, and later rejected, a proposal from Fiorentina which included a €12m release clause.
However the latest signs would suggest that the Viola will now hold on to Ljajic whether or not he signs a new deal, which could leave open the possibility of a free transfer to Milan at the end of the season.
It would be a similar move to that which took Riccardo Montolivo from Florence to Milan last summer after his contract expired, with the Rossoneri agreeing a deal with the midfielder back in January 2012.