Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso has hinted he may not be able to keep Dusan Vlahovic at the club as Manchester City reportedly ramped up their interest.
The striker was highly sought-after in the summer, with several big clubs reportedly keen after an impressive season in Italy.
Manchester City were named among those as interested but ultimately didn’t make a move as they focused all of their attention on Harry Kane.
They ultimately didn’t secure his signature, leaving Pep Guardiola without the recognised number nine he had made it clear he wanted.
That’s led to reports they could revive their interest in Vlahovic, with a report in Italy today stating that they are ‘ready to return’ and could make their move, particularly given he would end up with a release clause in his contract should he renew.
That would obviously give Manchester City an advantage, with the vast sums at their disposal, meaning they can match any fee comfortably.
Fiorentina would obviously be reluctant to lose their star man, but their president has hinted they may not have a choice.
“Vlahovic? Let’s leave it at that…” he told Calciomercato.
“He’s a good kid, good for Florence. I hope he stays for a long time. Renewal? I won’t make promises I’m not sure I can keep…”