Manchester City reportedly offered €70million for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic this summer, but the player chose to stay at the Italian club.
The Premier League champion’s number one target was Tottenham and England star Harry Kane, but both clubs were unable to agree on a fee for the 28-year-old. And an alternative to Kane emerged in Serbia international Vlahovic.
Italian outlet La Repubblica (via Sport Witness) reported in August that Man City had bid €55m for Vlahovic, but Fiorentina chairman Rocco Commisso wanted €100m.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport (again via Sport Witness) claim the offer was more than that in an article on Monday.
They have looked at his contract situation now the window has shut, also claiming the player wanted to stay in Florence – echoing what Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano said last month.
The belief is that the 21-year-old will sign a new contract that will include a release clause of ‘at least €80m’ after ‘City and Atletico, with bonuses, had already put €70m on the plate’.
An agreement ‘should be found quickly’, meaning there is a chance Vlahovic will be available for a set price next year.
The Citizens could go back in for Kane, however. Especially if he goes another season without winning a trophy at Spurs.
The post Man City put €70m on table for Serie A star Vlahovic appeared first on Sporting Life.