Some denials have arrived amid reports from Russia that AC Milan are close to signing Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow.
Journalist Artur Petrosyan is reporting that Vlasic ‘is close to joining Milan’ for a transfer fee of around €25m plus bonuses. The 23-year-old Croatia international moved to the Russian capital from Everton in 2018 on loan, signed permanently in 2019 for €15m, scored 28 goals (from midfield) since and ‘became one of the best players to ever play in Russia’ as per the source.
According to the latest from Anto Vitiello of MilanNews however, Vlasic is a player that Milan like a lot but the problem is the high asking price set by the Russian club, implying the deal is not close to being completed.
Meanwhile, Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com reports that the first contacts over a deal date back to June. Despite this, the 23-year-old has a €35m release clause valid only for foreign clubs. At the moment it is not close to being a done deal.