Fenerbahçe have not yet given up on signing Rade Krunic from AC Milan but they are yet to come close to the asking price, a report claims.
According to the latest from Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan), Fenerbahce are determined to sign Krunic before the transfer window ends in two weeks and they have offered the player a four-year deal with a pay rise.
However, the €7m that they have so far put forward to the Rossoneri for the transfer fee is nowhere near enough. In order to sell the Bosnian, Milan are asking for at least €12m which they feel is a more accurate representation of his worth.
The attempt by the Turkish team for Krunic comes at a time when Stefano Pioli has made the 29-year-old the starting regista in his new three-man midfield.
The idea is that the ex-Empoli man will play between Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tijjani Reijnders as the midfield anchor, and losing him now – with little time to find, sign and embed a replacement – does not appeal to Pioli.