Rade Krunic was not named in the squad for last night’s win over Cagliari due to back issues, but there continues to be speculating swirling regarding a potential January sale.
As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) reports this morning, Fenerbahçe are pushing hard to bring Krunic to Istanbul. The Turkish side have offered him the same deal as they did in the summer, a three-year contract worth €3.5m net per year, so €10.5m overall.
The problem is that now they will have to find an agreement with Milan, but it won’t be easy given that Fenerbahce do not seem to want to pay the asking price that has been set by the Rossoneri directors.
The same thing happened in the summer when Krunic had given his approval to the idea of joining Fenerbahce, but the two clubs could not reach an agreement because the transfer fee offered was too low. There is the risk that this could happen again this month.
Meanwhile, Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) also confirm that the Bosnian could depart in the January window with Fenerbahce joined by Lyon in holding an interest.
If Krunic’s departure were to materialise, a new addition will be needed in the middle of the pitch given that Pioli will have to do without Tommaso Pobega for several months and with Ismael Bennacer involved in the African Cup of Nations with Algeria.