Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Adem Ljajic.
Fiorentina owner Andre Della Valle previously admitted that the player was expected to leave during the transfer window, and he was subsequently left out of the side that played against Catania last night (Monday).
The Premier League duo will face competition for the player's signature however, with the Viola refusing to rule out selling the player to domestic rivals AC Milan.
"The boy is a bit nervous, and Montella has decided not to bring him here. In the coming days he will almost certainly leave Florence. Not selling to Milan? Never say never," said Della Valle, according to The Daily Star.
The paper goes on to report that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to add to his squad in the final days of the transfer window.
Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure have already been added to the Reds squad this summer, although Jamie Carragher retired, Stewart Downing was sold and Oussama Assaidi left Anfield on loan.
Ljajic, a 21-year-old attacking midfielder, would offer Liverpool another attacking option, and also fit the mould of quality young players arriving on Merseyside under their Northern Irish manager.
Spurs, meanwhile, are another team to strengthen in the window, with Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli all moving to White Hart Lane.
Andre Villas-Boas might not finish there either, with the paper reporting the Tottenham Hotspur boss is keeping tabs on the talented Serbian international, who could be available for as little as €9million.
And, if Gareth Bale leaves north London as expected, then money should be available for the Spurs chief to strengthen further.
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