AC Milan have been left disappointed by the lack of signal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic regarding a return to the club, it is claimed.
Paolo Maldini admitted ahead of Sunday’s game against Sassuolo that the situation is becoming more difficult as time passes, suggesting that alternatives may have to be looked at.
La Gazzetta dello Sport meanwhile – as cited by MilanNews.it – are reporting that the idea of seeing Ibrahimovic back at Milan is one that is becoming harder as each day goes by, with alternatives now being assessed.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, who spoke in the Sky Italia studios (via MilanNews.it), the words of Maldini and Boban have essentially confirmed the information he has received in that a return for Ibra is becoming increasingly unlikely.
The difficulties of the agreement have been well documented: Milan continues to offer him a six-month contract plus option for another season in the event of qualifying for the next Champions League, while the Swede wants an 18-month contract immediately.
Di Marzio adds that there are also difficulties in finding an agreement on the economic side as Ibra’s requests are are too high.
Milan apparently expected a quicker response from the Swede so he could start training as soon as possible and be match fit, so it is possible that the club could re-think the entire operate, the journalist concluded.