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Nikola Kalinic wants AC Milan exit, confirms Agent

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Nikola Kalinic’s agent has confirmed that the forward is looking to leave AC Milan this summer with Atletico Madrid rumoured to be interested in signing him

Milan appears to be going from bad to worse at the moment following club owner Li Yonghong’s failure to pay off his €303m debt to American hedge fund Elliott Management, who loaned him the capital to purchase the Italian club last April.

As such, Milan have now been taken over by Elliot and face an uncertain future with several first-team players expected to leave the San Siro this summer in order to help pay off their debts.

One of those players being linked with a move away from the seven-time European champions is Kalinic.

“Kalinic is aware of the interest of several teams,” Tomislav Erceg, Kalinic’s agent, told Estadio Deportivo, via Football-Espana.

“But he has to wait and see what Milan decides…Atletico are interested, we cannot hide that fact, but Sevilla are too, there are several options open, but it depends on Milan’s management.

“Nikola knows how competitive Atletico are, with a great coach like Simeone at the helm, but right now it is not in our hands to decide, once Milan express their decision, we will evaluate it.”

Kalinic was originally a part of Croatia’s World Cup squad this summer before being sent home by head coach Zlatko Dalic for refusing to enter the pitch in their 2-0 win over Nigeria in the group stages, despite the striker later claiming that he had a back injury.