According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, AC Milan are set to sign Swedish striker Emil Roback from under the noses of Arsenal
Back in June, his club Hammarby confirmed that the 17-year-old had been in close contact with the Gunners with reports suggesting he’d even taken part in training sessions at London Colney.
It now looks like he’ll be heading to Serie A in a deal that will cost the Rossoneri around €1.2 million plus add-ons.
What swung it the way of the Italians? It might well have helped that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who moved back to the San Siro in December, recently became a part-owner of Hammarby.
That funds are tight at the Emirates could also have played a part.
On a separate note, we’re still waiting to hear whether George Lewis has completed his move to the club. The 19-year-old Norwegian was another who had a trial pre-lockdown and was believed to be on the verge of a deal.