AC Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt are moving towards a straight swap deal involving Andre Silva and Ante Rebic, a report claims.
The Croatia international joined last summer on a two-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt with Milan striker Andre Silva going the other way on the same terms, and he is also going through a purple patch in Germany having scored 15 goals in all competitions this term.
After struggling up until the Christmas period Rebic has since exploded, scoring eight goals in all competitions since the turn of the year including seven in his last seven Serie A starts.
According to MilanNews, the game against Roma at San Siro on Sunday will be an important indication of just what the future plans could be for Rebic and if he could feature in a front two under Ralf Rangnick next season.
The exchange of loans between André Silva and Rebic – something which at first seemed forced as both players wanted out of their current clubs – has turned into a ‘sensational market operation’.
The Croatian has become a protagonist, and now the idea of a straight swap deal is becoming more and more likely, with Milan encouraged to do so for two reasons: first to sign Rebic without involving cash, and secondly to avoid making a loss on the balance sheet on Andre Silva.