Manchester City have reportedly set their asking price for Ivan Ilic following reports from Italy claiming that Hellas Verona are considering making a substantial investment to reacquire the midfielder after he spent the last campaign on loan at the club.
Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News reports that City are looking for a fee of around £12million for Ilic, with the 20-year-old impressing on loan in Serie A last term, garnering interest from other top-flight Italian clubs along with Hellas Verona.
Last night, Gianluca Di Marzio claimed that Hellas Verona were seriously considering making a big investment in the Serbia international, with the club said to be determined to bring him back following the end of his loan stint.
City signed Ilic in the summer of 2017 from Red Star Belgrade along with his brother Luka, who has rejoined FC Twente in the Eredivisie for another season on loan, and the pair have spent time out on loan ever since – with Ivan at FK Zemun, NAC Breda, and Hellas Verona and Luka at NAC Breda and FC Twente, respectively.
If City were to pick up their desired fee of around £12million for Ivan Ilic, it would represent another significant profit made on a player with little to no City appearances after the sales of Lukas Nmecha and Jack Harrison. The club are also looking at the shopping the likes of Yangel Herrera, Morgan Rogers, Pedro Porro, and Patrick Roberts after already picking up fees for Angelino with Jadon Sancho's 15% sell-on clause and solidarity payment also coming in.
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