Serie A Transfer Round-Up: The Latest Stories From The Past Week

Serie A is back again and so are the transfer rumors. After months of inactivity, we can expect a lot to go down over the next few weeks. While the action will be intense on the pitch, there’ll be lots of it off it as well. The season is set to be completed properly and following that, the transfer window would be swung wide open.

Some stories have been growing already so let’s take a look at the top transfer rumors regarding Serie A clubs and players over the past few days.

Ibrahimovic could be leaving Milan at the end of the season

Ibrahimovic could see his short return spell with Milan come to an end as rumors are tipping him to leave the club at the end of the season.

The big Swede only joined on a six-month deal and his good relationship with the Rossoneri board left to hope he could agree to a further one-year extension to his contract.

The relationship is now rumored to have gone sour. Zlatan allegedly let out the squad’s frustrations at the board’s lack of planning during a recent meeting with Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis, criticizing his running of the club.

Ibrahimovic may leave Milan at the end of the season and return to Sweden with Hammarby which he owns major shares in.

This comes after Bologna director of sport Riccardo Bigon ruled out any possible move for the forward.

Higuain could be a target for Marseille but there’s a catch

Ex-Juventus forward Fabrizio Ravanelli has said that he will try to sign Gonzalo Higuain if Marseille appoints him as sporting director.

It remains to be seen where Higuain would be playing his football after next season.

The 32-year-old’s contract at Juventus expires next summer and renewal is looking unlikely, with a return to River Plate heavily mooted.

If Ravanelli is appointed as director, he would look to bring high-profile names to the club and one of them could include Gonzalo Higuain.

Lorenzo Pellegrini wants long-term Roma stay

Despite interest from clubs including Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and Manchester United, it’s reported Lorenzo Pellegrini is committed to staying with Roma.

The midfielder would be 24 next week and has a contract until June 2022, but that includes a release clause worth just €30M.

This has proved appealing for a host of clubs across Europe,  ranging from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus, Manchester United, and Everton.

However, Sky Sport Italia claim that Pellegrini is fully committed to the Giallorossi and isn’t thinking about an exit.

Torino close in on Bonaventura deal

Torino are reportedly close to agreeing on a deal with Milan for midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura.

The 31-year-old would be a free agent this summer and has already attracted interest from a number of sides including Atalanta, Roma, Fiorentina, and Arsenal.

The developing story regarding the midfielder is that Torino have offered him a two-year contract worth €1.75M per season.

Bonaventura is believed to be holding out for €2M at least but there are still strong thoughts a deal would be agreed soon.

Donnarumma ready to extend Milan contract

Gianluigi Donnarumma is reportedly ready to commit to Milan and extend his current contract. However, he wants a release clause worth €60M included in the contract if he is to sign an extension.

The 21-year-old has been stalling on a contract renewal with the club but the latest reports claim negotiations between agent Mino Raiola and the club are progressing just fine.

Roma propose Mkhitaryan-Kluivert swap deal with Arsenal

Following an inconsistent spell at Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has looked well settled in Italy and reportedly spoke out on his future, admitting he wants to remain with Roma for a few more years.

Roma could well struggle to meet Arsenal’s financial demands for the 31-year-old and the latest talk is that both clubs are in talks over a swap deal that would see Mkhitaryan join the Giallorossi permanently and see Justin Kluivert move the other way.

Mino Raiola acts as an agent for both players, which could make negotiations easier for both parties.

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