Still no agreement over Kalinić between Atletico Madrid and Milan, Leverkusen also interested in the striker

Nikola Kalinić celebrating during Milan-Fiorentina at Stadio San Siro on May 20, 2018. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
Nikola Kalinić celebrating during Milan-Fiorentina at Stadio San Siro on May 20, 2018. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Nikola Kalinić is wanted by Atletico Madrid but the Spanish clubs has not yet managed to come to terms with Milan.

Kalinić joined Milan last summer from Fiorentina but had a weak season in terms of performances and became one of the least liked players in the eyes of the fans.

The Rossoneri want to sell the striker, who was kicked out of the Croatia national team squad after the first match of the World Cup for refusing to enter from the bench (saying he had back pains).

Atletico Madrid are interested in the player and today, according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, CEO Marco Fassone was in Spain with Kalinić’s agent to speak with the La Liga outfit. However, at the moment there is no agreement as Atletico want to sign the player on loan with option to buy, which would turn into an obligation only if certain conditions – which are not easy to achieve – are met.

Milan, of course, would like to sell Kalinić on a permanent basis or on loan with obligation. Alfredo Pedullà suggested earlier today that there is a total agreement between Cholo Simeone’s Atletico and Nikola, and it’s believed to be a three-year deal worth €3 million net per season.

Di Marzio claims that Bayer Leverkusen have also made an offer for Kalinić, and are ready to take on a permanent basis, but the player right now prefers Spain. Should he leave, he could be replaced at Milan by Valencia’s Simone Zaza, who may arrive on loan with obligation to buy for €20m.

It seems unlikely that Kalinić will be at Milan next season, but right now there are no conditions to see him go to Atletico. Negotiations will continue, as the sales-mercato is alive for Milan.


  1. i hope milan will have new owner so we can get new crew and players… please sack fassone and mirrabelli…

    they want bring saza?? what are they thinking… we need good striker not failed men in many clubs

  2. Latest reports:

    Li is about to put together necessary 32 millions according to multiple reports and after he’ll continue with negotiations about sale

    These reports are ridiculous, why would he pay 32 millions himself and then sell the club? He could just sell to Commisso along with 32 millions, sparing himself and maintaining 30% along.

    Or now he’ll look for minority investor only

    • He has to pay that 32 by himself to reduce the time pressure on him….this selling process needs time and dont firget that this LI guy is drowning and trying to minimize his loses as much as possible or even will presist to get every thing he paid back indirectly as in share percecntage or directly by taking money back…..or even trying to make this a bussines ….in the end he is a damn cheap man came to as an owner unfortunatly of milan neogotiating with big billionares guys on sellong….imagine what shall he do!

      • Well all of this charade will affect Milan

        – Uefa/TAS are probably waiting to resolve ownership issue based on which the verdict will come

        – Mercato is blocked or at least minimized to freebies and loans

    • Because that gives him more time to negotiate, and the 32 mil will be included in the price.

      Don’t know if the reports are true, but they make sense.

  3. Like everyone here I feel nauseous that Milan are looking to bring in Zaza, but am not surprised. What does surprise me is that we haven’t already sold Locatelli, signed Sanches and Fellaini and extended Zapata’s contract to 2023.



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