Verona in talks to sign Ilic from Manchester City on a permanent deal

According to Sky Sport Italia, Hellas Verona are in talks to sign Ivan Ilic from Manchester City on a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old spent the last season on loan at the Stadio Bentegodi and Verona want to bring him back.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Scaligeri are interested in signing Ilic on a permanent deal and talks with Manchester City are ongoing.

It is reported Verona are willing to make an ‘important’ investment to sign the 20-year-old, although the fee they are negotiating has not been disclosed.

Ilic scored three goals in 30 appearances across all competitions with Verona last term.

He has returned to Manchester City after the end of his loan spell with the Gialloblu and his contract at the Etihad Stadium expires in June 2022.

Ilic made his senior debut with the Serbia national team in June 2021 and has two international caps to his name.

If Ilic returns to Verona, he will work with new coach Eusebio Di Francesco given that Ivan Juric has joined Torino.