AC Milan are in talks with CSKA Moscow over the potential signing of attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic, according to a report.
The latest from Calciomercato.com reports that Milan made enquiries at the end of last season but now the management have started a dialogue with CSKA Moscow over the Croatian international. The 23-year-old is admired by the management for his ability to cover multiple roles given he can play both as an winger and as a second striker, but he is most comfortable as a playmaker.
Vlasic’s contract runs until 2024 which is ample protection for the Russian Premier League side, but built into the deal is a release clause of €35m valid only for clubs from abroad. However, is has emerged that CSKA could also settle for a slightly lower figure.
Contacts are in progress in search of an agreement, with directors Ricky Massara and Paolo Maldini working to seal a deal on the basis of a loan with option to buy. The negotiation has just begun, but there is time to reach the finish line.