Milan arrives at personal agreement with Fiorentina ace
According to reports in Italy, Everton target Nikola Kalinic has agreed personal terms with AC Milan, but Fiorentina are becoming irritated with lack of progress in negotiations.
AC Milan could be on the verge of another high-profile acquisition with Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic reportedly close to making a €26m switch to the San Siro.
The potential arrival of the Croatian international will also not rule the club out of signing another striker this summer, despite Porto’s Andre Silva also signing earlier in the window.
The Serie A giants have spent big this summer on a huge overhaul of their squad but they are still on the lookout for an elite striker to partner Carlos Bacca.
With their summer spending spree all set to stretch on, Milan have reportedly taken the decision to go for the kill in their persuit of a attacker after they were left frustrated in their chases of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti.
Kalinic, who scored 15 Serie A goals in 32 appearances for Fiorentina last season, was heavily linked with a high profile move to China, but the Croatian international snubbed a really lucrative offer from China.
On the other hand, Everton are still on the lookout for a striker who could fill in the void of Romelu Lukaku. Kalinic was considered as an ample replacement for Lukaku, but as per the things stand, Kalinic looks well settled to don the famous Black and Red jersey of the Rossoneris.
According to Gazzeta dello Sport, the 29-year-old has reportedly given the thumbs up to a four-year contract at the San Siro worth around £50,000-a-week.
Now, Milan must agree a fee with Fiorentina for Kalinic as their opening offer of just over £20m has been deemed too low.