AC Milan’s hopes of signing Matija Popovic from Partizan Belgrade seem to have taken a fresh blow amid complications around his non-EU status and interest from Manchester City.
As has been reported by Matteo Moretto and Fabrizio Romano, the 17-year-old striker may not be destined for Milan after all.
It seemed that the deal was in place for Popovic to arrive in Italy during the January transfer window, but Milan are now unsure about using their only remaining non-EU registration slot on him.
One solution Milan have suggested is that he signs for Monza but later joins Milan at the end of the season, but that seems like an unlikely solution at this time.
To add even more complications, Premier League and Champions League winners Manchester City have shown interest in Popovic and are now negotiating with the player, who is out of contract with Partizan at the end of the season.