Nikola Kalinic’s future will be decided this week as Fiorentina await an improved offer from Fabio Cannavaro’s Tianjin Quanjian.
Despite leading the line and scoring in La Viola’s superb 2-1 victory over Juventus last night, Kalinic’s future in Florence still remains in the balance. Rumours of a move to China have been circulating over the last couple of weeks and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Della Valle admitted last night that the move is still possible;
“It’s a difficult conversation. I hear some figures that don’t seem to be accurate, but the problem is to understand what the boy wants to do. Lets see what happens in the next few days”.
Kalinic, 29, has reportedly been offered 10-12 million euros per season on a four year contract to make the move to China. While certainly tempted, it’s understood that the player is still reflecting over his decision. However, the big problem lies in the valuation with the two clubs yet to agree on a fee for the Croatian international, who has nine goals in 16 games this season. The player has a 50 million euros release clause in his contract but the reported offer initially came in at 45 million euros and now stands at 30 million euros.
Even if Kalinic agreed to the move he would not be able to at this stage. However, an improved bid is not far off according to Della Valle when he spoke to Sky Sport Italia:
“Let’s just say there may well be other attempts over the next few days. Don’t make me say anything else this evening.”