Fiorentina resigned to losing Ljajic

The Serbian forward has been heavily linked with a move to a bigger club and the Viola have now accepted that he is likely to leave

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle has admitted that attacker Adem Ljajic is likely to leave the club before the end of the transfer window amid interest from AC Milan.

The Serbia international's contract expires at the end of June 2014 and attempts to extend his deal have proved unsuccessful.

Della Valle recently already stated that Fiorentina will try and cash in on the 21-year-old this summer if no agreement over a new deal is reached and he has now revealed that a transfer seems inevitable.

"Ljajic? I cannot give any answers right now, but there are several different options available," Della Valle told Sky Sport Italia.

"He could still stay at Fiorentina, though there's not much chance of that happening.

"Next week we will make a decision, so give us a few more days. Personally I would like to keep him, of course, but one has to understand the player's intentions and the atmosphere."

Ljajic joined Fiorentina from Partizan in the summer of 2010 and has since made close to 100 official appearances for the Serie A outfit.