Tuttosport: Three key factors mean Elliott are confident of signing €40m winger

By Oliver Fisher -

Ante Rebic has his heart set on staying at Milan beyond his loan spell, a report claims, with the chances of a permanent deal increasing.

Rebic joined Milan late in the last summer transfer window, arriving on a two-year dry loan from Eintracht Frankfurt with no option or obligation to buy inserted, while Andre Silva moved in the opposite direction on the same terms.

After struggling up until the Christmas period, the Croatia international has exploded in 2020 so far, scoring seven goals in all competitions to become the club’s top scorer.

According to Wednesday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanLive), Rebic wants to stay at Milan and aims straight for a reconfirmation in the Rossoneri.

This is more than just confirming the second year of the loan though: both parties have the absolute intention to make the deal permanent given his exploits in the last few months.

His price will need discussions though, as the Bundesliga side want €40m for the 26-year-old, almost double the €25m compared to when he joined – the same that Andre Silva was valued.

Elliott will be able to count on three factors: a fall in valuations because of the crisis following COVID-19, the fact Rebic’s contract is expiring in 2022 and above all the will of the player.

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