Serie A - Italian transfer round-up: Fiorentina set to sell Ljajic

Fiorentina chief Andrea Della Valle has conceded Adem Ljajic will probably be sold before the transfer window closes.

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Serie A - Italian transfer round-up: Fiorentina set to sell Ljajic
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Adem Ljajic (Imago)

The Serbian international has turned down the offer of a new contract in Tuscany and the club want to sell rather than risk losing him on a Bosman next summer.

“We will resolve the Ljajic situation,” Della Valle stated after the 2-1 win over Catania on Monday. “Hopefully as soon as possible.”

Milan have had an offer turned down for the forward, but a switch to the San Siro outfit seems to still be a possibility.

“The chances of a Milan move? I won’t say no to anything,” Della Valle continued. “Ljajic will almost certainly leave Florence though, there will be no repeat of the Riccardo Montolivo situation.”

The latter joined the Diavolo a year ago on a Bosman after allowing his contract at the Stadio Franchi to run down.

Ljajic is also understood to be on the transfer radar of a Roma side who have sold Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and are on the verge of waving goodbye to Erik Lamela as well.

The youngster, who was left out of the Viola squad for Week 1, could also be targeted by Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

Cagliari have shot down claims they will be selling Davide Astori before the transfer window closes.

The centre-back has seen his name linked with a variety of clubs over the summer and the decision to leave him out of the side for the start of the season has fuelled the transfer rumour mill.

“There is nothing for Astori,” Rossoblu sporting director Nicola Salerno told Sport Italia. “Nothing with Milan or Roma.

“Neither of those clubs have asked him for us during the transfer window.”

The 26-year-old was thought to be very close to signing for Napoli this month, but the move collapsed.

Astori, capped five times by his country, was signed by the Sardinian outfit in 2008 from Milan.

The central midfielder, 23, is rated highly by boss Antonio Conte in Turin, but he isn’t guaranteed playing time at the Juventus Stadium.

“Marrone has the need and desire to play with regularity in another team,” the transfer official told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’ll have to see what the best destination is for him before the market closes, but right now I can’t tell you where that will be.”

The Italian champions reportedly value the player, one goal in 15 Serie A games for the Bianconeri, at around the €10m mark.

He’s been linked with the likes of Inter, Fiorentina, Parma, Everton and Monaco this summer. Cagliari became the latest club to be paired with him yesterday.

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has confirmed they are trying to find Luca Marrone a new club.

The central midfielder, 23, is rated highly by boss Antonio Conte in Turin, but he isn’t guaranteed playing time at the Juventus Stadium.

“Marrone has the need and desire to play with regularity in another team,” the transfer official told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’ll have to see what the best destination is for him before the market closes, but right now I can’t tell you where that will be.”

Croatian Under-21 international Ante Rebic will be in Italy on Wednesday to complete a move to Fiorentina, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The Italian champions reportedly value the player, one goal in 15 Serie A games for the Bianconeri, at around the €10m mark.

He’s been linked with the likes of Inter, Fiorentina, Parma, Everton and Monaco this summer. Cagliari became the latest club to be paired with him yesterday.

Croatian Under-21 international Ante Rebic will be in Italy on Wednesday to complete a move to Fiorentina, claim Sky Sport Italia.

Viola sporting director Daniele Prade has agreed a €4.5m fee with current club RNK Split. The latter will also get a percentage of any subsequent transfer fee the Viola recieve for him.

Forward Rebic has reportedly been offered a four-year contract worth €600,000 a campaign.

The capture of Rebic is being seen as further proof that Fiorentina will sell Adem Ljajic before the transfer window closes.

The 19-year-old was given his first full international cap during the summer in which he scored against Liechtenstein.

Viola sporting director Daniele Prade has agreed a €4.5m fee with current club RNK Split. The latter will also get a percentage of any subsequent transfer fee the Viola recieve for him.

Forward Rebic has reportedly been offered a four-year contract worth €600,000 a campaign.

The capture of Rebic is being seen as further proof that Fiorentina will sell Adem Ljajic before the transfer window closes.

Paolo Cannavaro’s agent has backed down and has insisted that the defender will not leave Napoli this summer.

The 19-year-old was given his first full international cap during the summer in which he scored against Liechtenstein.

The representative had claimed that the Partenopei were ‘disrespecting’ his client over their reticence to offer him a new contract.

However, the agent has now backed off from that stance, admitting that Rafael Benitez is within his rights to play the centre-back whenever and wherever.

“Cannavaro will not change his jersey,” Enrico Fedele told Radio Crc. “I don’t think Napoli want to let him go.

“The Coach is right to make his own choices though. The field is his to do whatever he wants.

“But [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis is a man of his word and has said that Paolo is an important player.” 

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