AC Milan’s interest in Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic has been reignited and they could land him for less than half the price they were previously quoted.
According to this morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan have followed Milenkovic for a long time as a potential target to reinforce the centre-back position, but every time they have enquired Fiorentina asked for €40m to let him go.
Now, the Serbia international is very much back on Milan’s radar after Simon Kjaer’s knee ligament injury, also because La Viola’s demands have totally changed. The paper claims that the 24-year-old has in fact renewed with La Viola and now has a release clause of €15m.
Given that he is a player who knows the league well, still has the potential to grow and would not cost anywhere near as much as his market value might be, this seems very much an Elliott Management type of deal.