AC Milan could finance the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic by cutting short Ante Rebic’s loan spell in January, a report claims.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are still awaiting an answer from the Swede after tabling an offer weeks ago, however signals such as the striker’s decision not to sell his apartment in the centre of Milan have given them renewed optimism.
The paper claims that Ibra’s return is difficult, but possible, and in the mean time the Rossoneri leadership are thinking about the idea of terminating Ante Rebic’s loan early to help make room for the 38-year-old.
The Croatia international arrived on a two-year loan with an option to buy set at €25million, but the winger could return to the Bundesliga as early as January.
Milan would save on six months of salary that remain to be paid from January to June, which is reportedly around €3million gross, money that the Rossoneri could reinvest in Ibrahimovic’s salary.
We revealed on December 13 that Rebic made contacts with Eintracht earlier in December through his entourage to gauge the possibility of an early return, and he was photographed dining with his former team-mates earlier this week.
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