Milan have made a fresh bid to Fiorentina for Riccardo Montolivo, reports in Italy are starting to suggest.
The Rossoneri unsuccessfully attempted to sign the midfielder on the cheap in the summer given that his contract expires in June 2012.
Now, according to whispers, the Diavolo have again been in touch with Viola sporting director Pantaleo Corvino about a possible January switch.
Milan are said to have bid €3m for the Atalanta youth product in the hope of tempting the Tuscan side to sell.
That figure is far below Montolivo’s actual transfer worth, but Fiorentina will now have to decide whether to sell at a cut-price or lose him in the summer on a Bosman free deal.
The Italian international has refused numerous contract extension offers at the Stadio Artemio Franchi over the last 18 months.
He was also associated with moves to Roma and Bayern Munich in the summer.
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