A few days ago there were rumors that Mandzukic might join Bologna. In the press conference before the game, Bologna coach Mikhailovich refuted the rumors.
Mikhailovich said: "Now in the free transfer market, I don't see any player that meets Bologna's tactical requirements. I don't want to sign in just for signing, including Mandzukic."
"A free agent may be healthy, but he may not be ready."
Due to Santander's injury, Bologna's striker is short of manpower. Recently, some media claimed that Bologna might choose to sign Mandzukic to replace Santander.