AC Milan are continuing to push hard for the signing of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic and could reach a compromise regarding a deal.
According to a report in Wednesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), head coach Stefano Pioli has asked for Milenkovic specifically as a reinforcement for what is currently a threadbare defensive department.
Pioli has already worked with the Serbia international during his time at La Viola and admires the player’s flexibility, as he can be deployed as both a centre-back and a right-back.
The paper claims that Milenkovic has shown a clear appreciation regarding the idea of a move to Milan, which is precisely what that prompted a dialogue to begin.
Rocco Commisso is determined to get as much money for his prized young asset as possible and his initial €40m asking price has not scared Milan off.
The Rossoneri management can count on an important ally: the player’s agent Fali Ramadani. At the moment Milan have offered €20m, a figure too low to start a serious conversation, but Ramadani is working to find a meeting point.
An offer that could unlock the deal would be around €30-32million, a figure that would be a classic compromise and would also give Fiorentina the money they need to sign Fazio from Roma as a replacement.