Milan Receive Formal Bid for Unsettled Midfielder

Milan outcast Rade Krunic could soon be on his way to joining former teammate Ante Rebic in the Turkish Super Lig. According to Sky Italia, Istanbul giants Fenerbahce have lodged a formal offer for the wantaway midfielder, with a figure rumored to be in the region of €4 million.

Despite putting the 30-year-old on the chopping block, Milan will unlikely accept the Turks’ opening bid. Stefano Pioli’s men are open to selling their unsettled star, but they’re holding out for a higher fee. Talks should proceed in good fate as Fenerbahce’s sporting director is currently in Italy trying to broker a deal.

Fenerbahce’s interest in Krunic is long-standing. They were on his trail in the summer, but Milan blocked the transfer on Pioli’s request. The Italian manager thought the ex-Empoli man could play a significant role in his new tactical set-up. However, after a dismal start to 2023/24, Krunic has ended on the fringes of the Rossoneri squad. 

Krunic’s anticipated exit should open space for a new midfielder. Milan must add another piece to Pioli’s midfield jigsaw after Ismael Bennacer left San Siro for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. It seems they’ve already identified the Bosnia and Herzegovina international’s successor.

Hellas Verona’s Filippo Terracciano is reportedly one step away from penning a contract at Milan. But his arrival remains on hold until Krunic’s future is resolved. Given Fenerbahce’s persistent interest and financial prowess, it shouldn’t take long before he leaves Serie A.

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