Sunday May 17 2020
Bologna doubt Ibrahimovic comments

Bologna director Walter Sabatini assures they won’t sell Roma target Takehiro Tomiyasu and he knows nothing of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The chain-smoking veteran is currently a technical co-ordinator between Joey Saputo’s two clubs, Bologna and the Montreal Impact.

There are reports that Roma are pursuing Japan international full-back Tomiyasu for the summer.

“We won’t be selling him, because the figure paid would not be sufficient to reflect what a great player he is,” Sabatini told Sky Sport Italia.

“Right now, nobody is capable of fully evaluating what Tomiyasu is and can become.”

Bologna coach Mihajlovic told Serbian television that Ibrahimovic “certainly won’t remain at Milan, then it remains to be seen whether he’ll join us or return to Sweden.”

Naturally, this hit headlines and Sabatini had to be asked about the scoop.

“It’s something that could only develop via their friendship and mutual admiration. A transfer operation involving Ibrahimovic is not something Bologna could aspire to. He’d certainly raise the level of everyone around him, so of course it’d be wonderful, but I can’t say I believe it’ll happen.”

Bologna director of sport Riccardo Bigon also spoke to Sky Sport Italia about the report.

“The coach has a personal relationship with Ibrahimovic, but I don’t know if that could turn into negotiations.”

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