Di Marzio claims distance between Ibrahimovic and Milan is less than reported

By Isak Möller -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the renewal with Milan continues to be a very hot topic. After a successful second half of the season, the Swede has earned himself a new contract and the parties are currently negotiating. 

However, this morning, Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) reported that Ibrahimovic isn’t willing to accept Milan’s first offer, having made a counter-offer. The fixed part of €5m and bonuses of up to €1m wasn’t enough, in other words.

The newspaper claimed that the 38-year-old wants €7.5m to continue, although the parties are likely to meet somewhere in the middle. Speaking to Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews.it, Gianluca Di Marzio shed some light on the situation.

“There is intact confidence from Milan’s side to reach an agreement on the renewal. The Swede wants to be the highest-paid player in the club because he feels that he’s the most important player at Milan.

“He made his request, Milan made their offer. There is a distance but it can be solved. The difference that isn’t as big as what has been told in the last few hours. Ibra wants to remain at Milan and Milan want to keep it,” he stated.

In other words, the Rossoneri fans shouldn’t get too worked up yet. After all, Ibrahimovic wants to remain at the club and the latter want to keep him. The pre-season will start at the end of this month and it would be a surprise if Ibra isn’t there.

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