Speaking to Corriere dello Sport (via Tutto Salernitana), Bristol City striker Milan Djuric has confirmed he has held talks with US Salernitana over a move to the Italian Serie B side. However, whilst admitting he is open to leaving, he may still remain at Ashton Gate.
With striker Famara Diedhiou having a six-match suspension following a spitting incident, Djuric is someone Lee Johnson might not be willing to depart. Nevertheless, he has spoken with the director of football at the Italian side, meaning talks continue over a potential transfer. Bobby Reid has already left the club this summer, so the striking department had already been weakened.
The Bristol Post recently confirmed that a bid just over £600,000 had been submitted for the player. The 28-year-old remains under contract for another season. With him not highly likely to sign an extension any time soon, Johnson may urge the club to cash in and then use those funds to further improve their forward line before the new season gets under way.
Still, Djuric has been in talks with Salernitana, and is growing to the prospect of moving on,
“I spoke with the director Fabiani. Salernitana is an important and ambitious company, it would be a good choice, but it does not depend only on me. With Bristol, then the Salernitana will have to agree with the English club, too, and my prosecutor (Vittorio Sabbatini), now it’s up to the two companies.
“I’m fine in Bristol, but I have a five-year-old girl who will have to start school, and an eight-month-old baby, and I think it would be more difficult for my family to integrate here (Bristol). If there were this possibility (to leave) I would not mind.”
Djuric did play in a recent friendly game for his current club, so this transfer saga is set to rumble for a little while longer at least.