Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal from Milan could mean the end for Nikola Kalinic too, amid reports Guangzhou Evergrande want him in January.
The centre-forward was signed from Fiorentina at the express request of Montella at a cost of €25m, but he was jeered by fans after the 0-0 draw with Torino on Sunday.
His contribution of three goals and two assists in 15 competitive games this season has not impressed supporters or the club hierarchy.
Now that Montella has been sacked to make way for Gennaro Gattuso, Radio Rossonera report that Kalinic is on the market again with interest from China revitalised.
Fabio Cannavaro confirmed multiple times he had tried to sign the Croatia international when he was at Tianjin Quanjian.
The tactician has moved on to another Chinese club, Guangzhou Evergrande, and is ready to try again in the January transfer window.
It’s believed the Milan asking price is a massive €45m, which is certainly within their capabilities, but the issue might be convincing the 29-year-old to accept a transfer to China on the eve of the 2018 World Cup.