AC Milan are awaiting news ‘with trepidation’ regarding the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic but there is optimism, a report claims.
According to Calciomercato.com, there is confidence that the agreement can be closed before Monday, the day on which the team will reconvene at Milanello for the start of preseason.
However, the agreement is slow in coming as the Swede has asked for €7.5million net for a new one-year deal, while Milan have presented an offer of €5m plus bonuses that is not enough but that the club feel is a serious offer.
Ibrahimovic, through Raiola, is asking for more, and his request aroused surprise among the management. Elliott Management were left amazed by the actions of the 38-year-old, whose will, however, remains the stay at Milan.
Despite the excellent season finale, no other team in Europe is willing to offer similar figures. The renewal is in a stalemate, but Milan remain confident.