Here’s a round-up of today’s AC Milan transfer news, with updates on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s future and the pursuit of Charles De Ketelaere.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic deal imminent – Gazzetta dello Sport
Gazzetta state that this deal is being finalised and Zlatan will continue as a Milan player, with the new extension to the veteran Swede’s contract likely to be announced next week.
This means we’ll see Ibrahimovic playing for the Rossoneri into his 40s, despite his recent injury trouble that put his future in the game in some doubt.
The former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain star remains a key player for Milan, helping the club win the Serie A title last season with a contribution of eight league goals in 23 appearances.
Ibrahimovic’s new deal will be on reduced terms, so there’s not too much at stake for the club if he isn’t able to play regularly for that much longer.
Third bid for Charles De Ketelaere lined up – Calciomercato
This saga is rumbling on, but it seems worth taking a break from Spinsify to try your luck with a bet on De Ketelaere ending up at the San Siro.
Leeds United are also chasing the exciting young Belgian, but it seems his clear preference is for a move to Milan, which shouldn’t be too surprising as a top talent like him will be keen to play in the Champions League and compete for titles, rather than battling it out at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
Leeds need a signing like De Ketelaere to help them replace Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha, with their squad in a pretty sorry state right now after only narrowly surviving relegation last season.
Milan look to be getting closer, however, with this improved bid expected to move things along after they already agreed personal terms with the player.
AC Milan tipped as possible Jean Onana bidder – ActuCameroun
Bordeaux president Gerard Lopez claims his club have received an offer for Jean Onana, and reports now state it could be Milan working on signing him.
The 22-year-old Cameroon international looks an outstanding prospect and is bound to have plenty of suitors around Europe at the moment, but ActuCameroun seem to think it’s Milan behind the bid for him, which is believed to be in the region of €9m.
Porto and Galatasaray have also been linked with the young midfielder in recent times, so it remains to be seen precisely how this saga will pan out.