AC MILAN are reportedly chasing Nikola Vlasic for a £26million summer transfer. Manchester United knocked the Serie A side out of the Europa Lea
AC MILAN are reportedly chasing Nikola Vlasic for a £26million summer transfer.
Manchester United knocked the Serie A side out of the Europa League on Thursday, cutting off one route to next year’s Champions League.
Nikola Vlasic is a rumoured £26million target for AC Milan[/caption]
If Stefano Pioli can guide Milan back to the premier club competition after seven years away, a spending spree could be green-lit.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Croatian forward Vlasic and Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic are being eyed by the Rossoneri if they qualify.
Vlasic has excelled at CSKA Moscow following a short spell with Everton.
The 23-year-old cost £10m when signed from Hajduk Split in 2017 but didn’t score a league goal in a quiet year on Merseyside.
Sent out on loan to CSKA, Everton actually turned a profit on the winger when he left permanently for £14m in 2019.
This season has seen Vlasic hit 11 goals for the Russian club and he will likely line up versus England in the Euro 2020 group stage.
Latest reports also outline plans for Milan to sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea if they reach the Champions League.
The loanee centre-back has impressed at the San Siro and can be signed for £26m.
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Vlasic hit just two Europa League goals during a year at Everton[/caption]
Fikayo Tomori is also wanted for a permanent stay at the San Siro[/caption]
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Talks are also underway to extend the contracts of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Rival clubs are reportedly circling for the Italian goalkeeper with Udinese’s Juan Musso and Emil Audero of Sampdoria said to be the favoured alternatives if Milan wave goodbye to their academy product.
Pioli’s side face Fiorentina on Sunday knowing a defeat could leave them teetering on the brink of losing their Champions League spot.
A recent dip in form has seen Milan’s title bid fade and fifth-placed Napoli are just six points behind, with a game in hand.
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