VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 12: Bojan Krkic of Valencia looks on before the start of the Orange Trophy match between Valencia and Roma at Estadio Mestalla on August 12, 2011 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
Milan are on the verge of signing Spanish forward Bojan Krkic on a one-year loan from Roma.
Bojan Krkic to AC Milan is done, say sources reporting on Italian football. AS Roma's director of sport, Walter Sabatini, was in Milan today to discuss the Spaniard's move to the rossaneri on a season-long loan. What this does to Roma's agreement with Barcelona to be able to buy him back after two years with the giallorossi makes our heads spin, but we can only guess it means such an option will likely not be taken.
While Krkic performed well enough last season under Luis Enrique, scoring seven goals, Zdenek Zeman has made it clear that the forward won't feature heavily in his plans for Roma this season. But Milan don't have such luxuries, having sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic only to see Alexandre Pato go down with yet another injury. Stephan El-Shaarawy and Robinho failed to impress against Sampdoria at the weekend, so Massimiliano Allegri is looking for someone, anyone, that will appease the football gods and save his job.
But you have to wonder if Krkic is too similar to players already with Milan. They've got the quick, tricky players already -- surely there's a large target forward they can pull in from somewhere?