AC Milan are reportedly desperate to sign the Eintracht Frankfurt loanee, Ante Rebic, on a permanent basis, the latest reports in Italy have confirmed
Rebic moved back to Serie A last summer, joining Milan on a dry two-year loan in a straight swap deal, involving Andre Silva heading the opposite direction.
Although he had endured a troublesome start to his San Siro career, the pacey forward had burst into life after the Christmas break, becoming the club’s top scorer this season with seven goals before the coronavirus pandemic curtailed his momentum.
In fact, the 26-year-old Croat had established as a permanent fixture in Stefano Pioli’s set-up, finding the back of the net in five of seven league matches before the season was brought to a halt.
Now, as reported by the Italian outlet, Sempremilan, the Rossoneri have initiated contacts with Rebic’s agent Fali Ramadani to discuss the feasibility of a permanent deal.
Ramadani has reportedly informed the struggling Serie A giants of his client’s desire to prolong his stay in Italy, although the talks with Frankfurt are yet to take place.
Rebic had previously played in Serie A with Fiorentina and Hellas Verona, but he made a name for himself in the Bundesliga, helping Eintracht reach the top-four finish and the Europa League semi-finals in 2018/19.
Along with the likes of Luka Jovic and Filip Kostic, the Croatia international was the beating heart of Adi Hutter’s side, which recommended him to his countryman Zvonimir Boban.
The former Milan sporting director brokered Rebic’s move last summer before being fired by the club as a consequence of his bust-up with CEO Ivan Gazidis back last month.