Bologna rule out Ibrahimovic signing; Ancelotti reveals contacts over weekend

By Oliver Fisher -

Bologna will not be signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January, their sporting director has confirmed, while Carlo Ancelotti has teased about contacting him over a Napoli move.

Our mercato expert Vito Angele revealed on Sunday that the 38-year-old’s requests are still higher than the offer on the table from Milan at present.

Monday’s edition of La Repubblica provided an update on the situation by claiming that Zlatan’s decision will probably arrive by the middle of the week, while Sky Italia (via MilanNews.it) believe that Napoli are pressing strongly.

Bologna were also reported to be providing competition for his signature by a number of different outlets, but now their sporting director Walter Sabatini has now ruled out that possibility.

He spoke to reporters at the Villa delle Rose exhibition, stating: “Ibrahimovic will not come to Bologna. He made other choices,” he is quoted as saying by MilanNews.it.

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti was asked about the chances of the former PSG striker ending up at Napoli, and he remained coy but did reveal that he spoke with Ibra on Sunday.

During his press conference ahead of the Partenopei’s Champions League clash against Genk, Ancelotti told reporters: “I didn’t hear from him today, we talked last night. He told me he’s in Los Angeles and that he is very well.”

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