Dani Olmo’s proposed transfer to Milan is being held up by the player’s agent demanding a hefty amount of commision, as well as concerns over a sell-on fee that Dinamo Zagreb are keen to have inserted into the deal.
Olmo surprisingly signed for Dinamo when he was 16 back in 2014, despite being tipped for success at boyhood club Barcelona. Since then, the versatile Spaniard has played just shy of 125 games for the Croatian side in all competitions.
Olmo appeared in each of Dinamo’s Champions League group games this season, scoring against Manchester City in a 4-1 defeat in December. Milan are interested in bringing the 22-year-old to Serie A, though there are a number of issues that are hampering negotiations between the two clubs.
According to Sportske Novosti, Olmo’s agent is holding out for €7m (£6m) worth of commission, which the Rossoneri want to avoid forking out. Dinamo are also keen to have a 10% sell-on clause included in the deal, on top of the €25m (£21.3m) transfer fee that Milan will have to pay. Due to these difficulties, the club are likely to halt their pursuit of the forward for now and re-ignite negotiations during the summer.
With Olmo’s future remaining uncertain, Blues manager Nenad Bjelica has confirmed that the player will be left out of his squad when they take on Slovácko on Saturday.
“He won’t play tomorrow. We know there are talks regarding transfer, but we don’t know where he’ll go and who will arrive,” Bjelica said, as quoted by Sky Sports Italia.
Olmo is the latest in a long line of players to be linked with a January move to Milan, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Asmir Begovic and Simon Kjaer all arriving at San Siro already this month.
There has also been speculation regarding the club’s interest in Roma winger Cengiz Under, with the player’s agent understood to have travelled to Milan for talks over a move. However, I Giallorossi have not yet decided whether they would be willing to depart with the Turkish international.