After yesterday’s 6-0 win, virtually guaranteeing AC Milan a place in European competition after three and a half years, reports are surfacing that the transfer of Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic to Milan is more complex than expected.
After some delays in obtaining the bank bonds for the acquisitions of Biglia and Bonucci, the transfer of Kalinic is further proof of difficulties in acquiring players in Italy for this summer’s transfer window according to La Repubblica.
Fiorentina, with an offer from Everton of €29M on the table, is not convinced of the payment terms and guarantees offered by Milan: loan of €4M with obligation to purchase at €21M plus a variable component on the player’s value around €6M.
The Gazzetta dello Sport, on the other hand, reports a different scenario. Loan of €10M with obligation to purchase, payable in two installments: first installment of €4M and a second installment of €6M, and then a final payment to close the acquisition.
The problem, writes MilanNews, is for the second installment. Fiorentina wants to ensure it is not exposed via guarantees. Till the guarantees arrive, Kalinic will not be moved according to Fiorentina sources.
The feeling is that Milan and Fiorentina, notwithstanding the offer from Everton, can continue negotiating and find a solution in the last two weeks of the transfer window. It is not a coincidence that yesterday in Milan, there was another meeting between Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino and Fali Ramadani, agent of Kalinic who is determined to join Milan.