The Montenegrin has been subject to a high-profile transfer saga this January – set to swap clubs opposite Inter’s Fredy Guarin before Nerazzurri president Erick Thohir pulled the plug at the eleventh hour.
Space in the Bianconeri attack has been limited for the veteran forward this term with the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, who have solidified a strong partnership under Antonio Conte in Turin.
The 30-year-old appeared set to get his wish of more minutes at San Siro – having already cleared out his locker and bid his Juventus team-mates farewell – until the move’s late collapse.
Meanwhile, Arsenal – in the market for a striker to bolster Arsene Wenger’s thin list of options up front – have been thought to be keenly monitoring the situation with hopes of profiting.
The Italian newspaper claims that only the player’s final approval stands in the way of the transfer’s completion – something he is reportedly inclined to provide.
The Italy international’s future at St Mary’s was recently thrown into doubt after he was handed a two-week suspension by the club for a training ground bust-up with team-mate Jose Fonte.