By FOX Sports staff
Reigning champions Central Coast Mariners are in danger of losing two players who had a key role in their run to the title this past season, in exciting young forward Bernie Ibini-Isei and attacking midfielder Oliver Bozanic.
According to a report on the Football Federation Australia's (FFA) official website, 20-year-old Ibini-Isei, who was earlier linked with a move to Belgian giants Club Brugge, is the most likely to depart after receving an offer from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, who are currently trying to stave off immediate relegation after being promoted to the top flight this season.
The club are coached by former China boss Gao Hongbo, who led his country at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
Bozanic is said to be targeted by K-League duo Busan I'Park and Pohang Steelers, while Melbourne Victory's Mark Milligan is reportedly on the radar of UAE's Baniyas, who are looking for a replacement for Nick Carle after the 31-year-old returned to Sydney FC following a year abroad.
Milligan, who has had spells in China and Japan with Shanghai Shenhua and JEF United Chiba respectively, is said to have been offered a one-year deal with a two-year option, but Victory coach Ange Postecoglu remains reluctant to let him leave AAMI Park.