Serbian ace could yet sign renewal with the Viola.
Fiorentina chief executive Sandro Mencucci has stated that they are “nearing the end of the story” over Adem Ljajic’s future.
The 21-year-old’s current contract with the Viola is set to expire next summer, and it has been speculated over the past month that he may leave Florence ahead of the new season.
Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle has made it clear that the talented youngster must either accept their offer of a renewal or be placed on the market this summer, but there has yet to be a decision from the player.
Meanwhile, AC Milan lodged a formal bid of €8m a fortnight ago which was immediately rejected by their Serie A rivals, who claimed that the offer was “inopportune”.
Nevertheless, the Rossoneri are expected to reignite their interest next week as the deadline draws closer, with the conclusion of their Champions League qualifier against PSV likely to provide the answer as to how much money they have to spend.
Fiorentina official Mencucci has made his feelings clear on the matter, and envisages an outcome presenting itself in the near future.
“We’re near the end of the market and are nearing the end of the story,” he told the Corriere dello Sport as reported by Goal.com.
“All possibilities are open. I am always optimistic and I’d like to see this deal being resolved for the best,” he added.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has revealed that it was inevitable that the transfer speculation would effect Ljajic considering his age, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will play a part in the club’s Europa League clash with Grasshopper Zurich on Thursday night.