Barcelona waive Bojan, Milan set to move

AC Milan are in talks with Roma over a loan deal for Bojan Kirkic after Barcelona reportedly waived their option to re-sign the Spain striker.

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Bojan Krkic of Roma

Bojan, 22, joined Roma from Barca last summer in what was billed as a permanent transfer but was essentially an extended loan deal, with the Catalan giants retaining the right to buy-back the player for set fees at various stages of his contract.

The player impressed in flashes at Roma although his return of seven goals last season was not deemed sufficient by new boss Zdenek Zeman, even if Fabio Borini was sold to Liverpool this summer.

And Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini arrived at Milan’s corporate HQ on Tuesday morning, with Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani confirming talks were at an advanced stage.

"We're moving in the right direction in an attempt to sign Bojan Krkic," Galliani said. "Things should be finalised today."

Bojan is on a two-year contract but Barca have the right to buy him back both this summer and next year.

Reports in Italy claim that Barca have given clubs permission to sign the product of their La Masia academy, with Genoa, Atletico Madrid, Malaga and Hamburg also linked with the once-capped Spain international.

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