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Everton target Nikola Kalinic 'prefers move to AC Milan'

Fiorentina's Croatian forward Nikola Kalinic celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A football match between Inter Milan and Fiorentina
Image: Fiorentina forward Nikola Kalinic would prefer a move to AC Milan, according to Sky Italia

Everton target Nikola Kalinic prefers a move to AC Milan, according to Sky in Italy.

It is understood the Toffees are prepared to pay £22.85m for the Fiorentina striker, but he would like to remain in Italy.

AC Milan are on a major spending spree this summer as they look to re-establish themselves among Europe's elite clubs, having finished sixth in Serie A last season.

They have spent well over £100m on 11 players including the likes of Italy star Leonardo Bonucci, Porto's Andre Silva and Lazio's Lucas Biglia.

Nikola Kalinic of Croatia celebrates
Image: The Croatia international has also been linked with a move to Everton

But Everton have been splashing out on big transfer fees themselves, including £30m each on Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane, and £23.6m on Ajax's Davy Klaassen.

Ronald Koeman has lost top scorer Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, however, and would like another striker despite adding Spain youngster Sandro Ramirez in a £5.25m deal from Malaga.

Kalinic is a Croatia international who previously spent time at Blackburn Rovers in Premier League between 2009 and 2011.

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The 29-year-old has scored 33 goals in 84 appearances for Fiorentina since a 2015 move from Ukranian side Dnipro.

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