Milan Eyeing for Bologna Striker Marko Arnautovic as Ibrahimovic’s Replacement

Milan is said to have set their sights on Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic as a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will not be renewing his contract with the club.

In light of Ibrahimovic’s departure, Milan has announced plans for a brief ceremony to bid farewell to the iconic player after their final game against Verona. At the age of 41, Ibrahimovic will be leaving San Siro, and Milan is seeking a veteran presence to fill his role both on and off the field.

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Among the candidates, Arnautovic has emerged as a prominent name. Talks between Milan and the player have been ongoing for several weeks, but an agreement on the financial aspects of the deal has yet to be reached.

Bologna is reportedly seeking a fee in the region of €7-8 million for the 34-year-old Austrian forward, who is under contract until June 2025.

According to Fabrizio Romano, As a potential replacement for Ibrahimovic, Milan is in contact with the representative of the former West Ham United star. The terms and conditions of the arrangement will be the subject of additional discussions over the coming days.

Arnautovic enjoyed a successful season, displaying his scoring prowess with nine goals in 20 Serie A appearances. However, his progress was hindered by injuries, and his relationship with coach Thiago Motta has been strained.

Milan recognizes the need to bolster their attacking options and is considering the potential acquisition of a younger striker as well.