Dusan Vlahovic so far has never seriously considered extending his contract with Fiorentina, which expires in 2023, and might ask to leave in the summer. President Rocco Commisso offered to triple his current salary, from €400k to €1.2M per season, but the club fears he will do like Federico Chiesa and force a transfer to a bigger team, Gazzetta dello Sport reported. Milan and Roma are the two most interested sides at this stage.
While Roma have been after him for some time as they are set to move on from Edin Dzeko in the summer, Milan joined the race more recently. The Rossoneri will soon reach out to the Viola to evaluate the feasibility of the deal as they look to add to the front-line ahead of a likely return in Champions League next year. They are open to singing him through swaps if the Gigliati agreed to such proposal.
Vlahovic is currently focused on the race to avoid relegation and has not concretely engaged in the extension talks despite his excellent performances. His current outfit is afraid he might do like the Italian winger, who turned down multiple new deals before demanding to join Juventus right before entering the final 12 months of his contract, leaving no choice to the front office. The Serbian forward is a year away from such scenario and Fiorentina would like to keep him.
After bagging a hat-trick against Benevento, Vlahovic has now scored 12 goals in 26 appearances throughout the season. He has blossomed from mid-December on, hitting the net 11 times over the last 16 matches.