A club director has reaffirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “not a possibility” for Bologna.
The veteran striker signed a short-term deal in January to return to Milan, but next season Ibrahimovic still appears to be increasingly unlikely to be in San Siro.
Before joining Milan, Ibrahimovic had been linked to Bologna, primarily because of his friendship with the club’s head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic-who was on the backroom team at Inter when the forward was with the Nerazzurri, and rumors of a renewed attempt to sign the Swede surfaced in the last few weeks.
Club director Walter Sabatini, speaking in last month, seemed to quash the idea. Sporting director Riccardo Bigon has also said that there is no chance to bring Ibrahimovic to Bologna.
“I understand the media interest in making this a story because at the top level he’s such an important name, but Ibrahimovic isn’t a possibility,” Bigon told RAI Radio 1 the 38-year-old.
“We ‘re no longer in contact. He ‘d spoken to Mihajlovic in the winter, then made his choices, and we haven’t considered the situation since.”
The most likely outcome, for Ibrahimovic, will be to end his career at Hammarby, the Swedish club he co-owns. He was for the time being training with the squad in Sweden during the lockdown.