After their reported efforts to try and sign Dusan Vlahovic in the last transfer window, Manchester City have just been handed a huge boost.

Rocco Commisso, Fiorentina’s owner, had been trying to renew the Serbian star for the best part of a year, as the player’s contract in Florence expires in 2023.

However, there was pushback, especially because the release clause the club wanted to insert was too high, and it appears everything reached a breaking point this week.

As relayed by Gazzetta dello Sport, Commisso has now announced that Vlahovic ‘will not renew’, and there is now talk of an ‘inevitable breakup’ between the two parties.

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In fact, the newspaper believe there could be a ‘sale in the next January market’, as the club look to capitalise as much as possible on the player.

That opens the door for Manchester City, who were keen in the summer, and reportedly bid for him in their hunt for a Harry Kane alternative.

They are mentioned in the article too, when it’s explained that the current situation might ‘stop the desire to sell the player only abroad’, with both Tottenham and Pep Guardiola’s side mentioned as potential destinations.

It’s certainly something to look at, and keep an eye on, because this is going to be the big story of the next couple of months in Italy, especially with Juventus also lurking.