Serbian international expected to leave Florence before deadline.
Despite more talks scheduled for Monday with Fiorentina, Adem Ljajic is expected to leave this summer with Roma also interested in signing him.
The 21-year-old held a meeting with the Viola on Friday evening, with reports claiming that an agreement on a contract renewal was not agreed, thus paving the way for an exit.
Ljajic’s current deal is set to expire next summer, and owner Andrea Della Valle has previously warned the youngster that if he didn’t accept their proposal then he would be placed on the market.
Fiorentina are eager to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the season, and are now expected to listen to offers despite more talks set to be held on Monday.
While AC Milan had appeared to be favourites to land the Serbian ace, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Viola are keen not to sell to their immediate rivals after tense relations in recent times.
Following on from Riccardo Montolivo’s exit last year, Milan’s formal bid of €8m for Ljajic last month was met with anger by the Viola management.
As a result, they are expected to prevent Ljajic from joining the Rossoneri, which has now led to claims on Saturday that Roma could be favourites to sign him.
The Giallorossi are reportedly in the process of selling Erik Lamela to Tottenham for a fee in the region of €30m, and with supporters likely to be angered by the move they will need to bring in a replacement.
Ljajic is seen as the ideal candidate, although Atletico Madrid are expected to provide stiff competition in the race to land his signature.