CorSport: Ibrahimovic towards retirement; Gazidis wants renewal and is ready to break cap

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is seriously thinking about retiring, a report claims, but the last hope regarding a Milan stay rests on CEO Ivan Gazidis.

As Tuesday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) notes, Ibrahimovic’s second spell at Milan may already be over. The possibility that the season will not continue is increasingly by the day, and this could mean that the Swede has played his last game in a Rossoneri shirt.

There has been chaos at corporate level with Zvonimir Boban having been fired for an unauthorised interview he gave, while Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara seem set to leave too, and there could be a ‘dangerous domino effect’ at the club, the paper claims.

It was Boban and Maldini who convinced Ibrahimovic to dive back into a new exciting adventure, but the chances of that extending into a second season appear slim.

Regardless of the situation at Milan, the health emergency has rekindled his doubts about the idea of spending another whole year away from his wife and children.

The 38-year-old is considering retirning more and more, and the last possibility remains Ivan Gazidis, who, despite everything, wants to give Ibra another season given the impact he has had on and off the pitch since his return.

It would seem that the CEO is even willing to derogate from the new salary cap in order to retain him. The final word, however, will go to the player.

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