Serbian international’s future no closer to be sorted.
Fiorentina are reportedly looking to include a clause in Adem Ljajic’s new contract which would prevent him from joining a Serie A rival.
The 21-year-old is currently embroiled in a transfer saga with the Viola and rivals Milan, with his current employers handing him an ultimatum over a new deal.
Ljajic has reportedly been offered a new deal which would see him earn €1.8m per season until 2018, with owner Andre Della Valle warning him that if he does not accept he will be placed on the market.
The Serbian striker’s current deal is set to expire next summer, and rather than lose him for nothing in twelve months time, Fiorentina could be willing to listen to offers.
However, they have already rejected an €8m bid from Milan and slammed their Serie A rivals for their “inopportune and late bid”, thus giving hope to Tottenham who have also been credited with an interest.
The Premier League side will be further enthused about their prospects of signing him after La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday morning that Fiorentina are looking to include an “anti-Milan” clause in his contract.
The clause would effectively prevent him from directly joining another Serie A club should he choose to depart Florence, although at this stage it would make little sense for Ljajic to sign unless he was particularly keen on staying at the Artemio Franchi.
A meeting between Fiorentina officials and his father, Samir, was postponed on Tuesday, and it remains to be seen whether Milan’s hopes of signing the talented youngster are drawing to an end.