AC Milan will now have to pay a much higher amount if they wish to sign Ante Rebic on a permanent deal this summer, according to a report.
The Croatia international arrived at Milan on deadline day of the summer transfer window, joining on a two-year dry loan deal with Andre Silva going the other way on the same terms.
After struggling up until Christmas, Rebic has established himself as a key player under head coach Stefano Pioli since the turn of the year. The 26-year-old has five league goals for Milan in 2020 (out of ten) and has scored three match-winners in the process.
Eintracht director Bruno Hubner confirmed on Monday that there is no option to buy inserted in either deal though, insisting any future operation involving Rebic and Silva will not be linked.
According to what La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting (via MilanLive), the Diavolo now greatly enhancing a player who is not theirs. Rebic arrived with a valuation set at around €25million, but that has already shot up to almost €40m after his super start to 2020.
The good news, however, is that there is no particular hurry given the deadline in 2021. It is also for this reason that the club, while aware that the time will come to talk about a permanent deal, currently has no particular urgency.