Roma Touch Base for Bologna Star but Milan Are Ahead

Marko Arnautovic has decided to leave Bologna and, as was the case last summer, the prestigious suitors abound, starting with Milan and Roma. The Giallorossi held a meeting with his representatives in the last few weeks. However, the veteran prefers the Rossoneri, La Repubblica informs.

Paolo Maldini and co. reached out to the player’s camp and started negotiating his price tag. The Felsinei ask for €6.5M, nearly double what the bidders are willing to tender. The marksman wants to transfer since he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with coach Thiago Motta and is eager to bounce back after an injury-riddled campaign.

Milan and Roma are targeting Arnautovic amid a likely overhaul of their respective strike forces. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a long shot to be retained due to his injury woes. Divock Origi will likely move to a Premier League club.

The Rossoneri turned their attention to the Austrian striker after checking Gianluca Scamacca off their list due to his lofty valuation, the publication adds. West Ham want €40M to part ways with the former Sassuolo forward. They have some work to do to come to terms with Bologna, but they’re optimistic.