Tuttosport: Fenerbahce’s pressure fails with Milan set to keep hold of Krunic

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan appear to have fended off the interest from Fenerbahce and are expected to keep hold of Rade Krunic beyond deadline day, a report claims.

According to Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan), Fenerbahce’s interest in Krunic is concrete but Milan have put up a wall because the midfielder has always been held in high regard by Stefano Pioli due to his versatility and tactical intelligence.

Krunic’s friend and compatriot Edin Džeko – who has just joined the Turkish club – has tried to put some pressure on the Bosnian to join but at the moment they are set to be disappointed.

Fenerbahce have offered Krunic a four-year deal worth €3.5m net per season which is almost triple what Milan currently pay him, but they are only offering €7m as a transfer fee which is about half what the Rossoneri management are asking for.

Letting Krunic leave now – considering his importance in Pioli’s training and with the season just around the corner – is not in Milan’s plans, and a truly irrefutable offer must arrive for this stance to change.

If Krunic were to stay, which seems the most likely scenario at the moment, the negotiation for the renewal of his contract and consequent pay rise would begin.

Tags AC Milan Rade Krunic


  1. Suppose the rumour is valid, ie. 7M fee and reported net salary of 3.5M/season for 4 seasons. If Krunic reportedly also wants to leave, he could try to force his way out of the club. He could probably take a 2.75-3M/season and give up that 2-3M to help match the fees requested. That’d be still a salary bump and all parties should somewhat be satisfied. I think 2.75-3M would still be higher than what Milan would offer him honestly.

    The thing is, how true is this rumour and does Krunic really wants to leave badly?

    1. Krunic dont want to forcing his exit . Fenerbahce dont want to offer more than 7m euro for krunic . Beside fener already get fred, they dont need krunic anymore, just unreliable media rumoured

  2. I could not remember that Milan tried to keep a mediocre player so hard like in the case of Krunic..
    Really frustrating to see and annoying.

      1. Yes, probably milan esp. Pioli value him more than Mbappe or Bellingham..(they simulate the Krunics values based on in FIFA or Football Manager or even with moneyball system hacked by Pioli)


  3. Don’t you guys see it?
    Pioli needs Krunic to be the fall guy for his impending failure for this coming season.

    If Krunic leaves and the team (basically midfield, as it is now) doesn’t jell, Pioli would have to explain why he asked for the players. But with Krunic around, he knows most fans will pour the blame on the number 33.

    That’s why he wants him to be registra. All the blame will fall on Krunic for every bad result. You can see RLC and Reinjders are not tasked with defensive duties.

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