Atletico Madrid and Sevilla 'closest' to Kalinic, says Mirabelli

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are closest to acquiring AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic according to sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli.

AC Milan forward Nikola Kalinic   -  Getty Images

AC Milan's Nikola Kalinic has been in talks with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla regarding a transfer according to sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli.

Kalinic, 30, scored only six goals in 31 Serie A appearances last season, following his move from Fiorentina. And, it seems Milan is already happy to cut its losses on the forward, who arrived on an initial load deal with an obligation to buy for €25million.

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Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, he said: "We have many top players and some of them have received a few offers. Kalinic is also wanted by many clubs, Atletico and Sevilla are the closest teams right now."

Kalinic has already had a turbulent close season, having been sent home from Croatia's World Cup squad after reportedly refusing to come off the bench in its opening victory against Nigeria. In his absence, Croatia has reached the quarterfinals, where it faces Russia on Saturday.

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