CM: Next 48 hours crucial as Milan close on Ibrahimovic deal – late attempt by Newcastle fails

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are closing in on finally securing the renewal of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and should be able to announce it over the weekend, it is claimed.

According to Daniele Longo of Calciomercato.com, the countdown has begun and Ibrahimovic is moving towards renewing his deal at Milan for another year, with a decisive the next 24/48 hours in the wings.

Milan have made it clear that they do not intend to go beyond the €6million (fixed part plus bonuses) that they have offered, but Longo adds that a late attempt by Newcastle United to convince the Swede has failed.

Ibrahimovic proved what he can bring to Milan in the second half of the 2019-20 season as he netted 10 goals in Serie A to become the club’s second-top scorer after Ante Rebic.

Stefano Pioli’s permanence as the head coach appears to have pushed the 38-year-old towards renewing for what could be his final season at the top level in Europe.

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