Wednesday June 5 2013
Ilicic: 'Fiorentina inspire me'

Palermo star Josip Ilicic has been linked with Milan, but warned “Fiorentina are the team who inspire me the most.”

The Slovenian international is set to leave Sicily after their relegation into Serie B and clubs such as Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen have also shown interest.

“I want to play at a superior level and hopefully in the Champions League for a side who can help me improve,” he told Nogomania.

“Milan? I don’t evaluate the names, but the ambition and the priority is to stay in Italy. Fiorentina are the team who inspire me the most in terms of the quality of their football.”

Palermo have warned the trequartista has a €15m price-tag on his head.