Milan look unlikely to succeed in their attempts to sign Fiorentina midfielder Milan Badelj. Despite re-iterating his desire to leave the Tuscan club, the Croatian playmaker looks unlikely to depart Florence this summer after his agent stated that Fiorentina are unwilling to sell him. Milan have identified Badelj as a primary target in their attempts to revamp the midfield and the player himself is eager to re-unite with Vincenzo Montella after working under him at Fiorentina.
Badelj's contract with Fiorentina is set to expire in 2018 and the Croatian has no intention of renewing his contract.With only two years to go on his contract, Fiorentina will doubtless be keen to cash in on the player, rather than risk losing him for free in two year's time.
Milan will hope Fiorentina change their stance as Badelj would be a huge upgrade on the likes of Riccardo Montolivo at the base of Milan's midfield. Now that an agreement has been found for the sale of the club, Milan will have extra funds at their disposal and it seems likely that they can change Fiorentina's mind with a more generous offer.