AC Milan have received a small opening with regards to the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic remaining beyond the summer.
That is according to La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday (via MilanLive), which claims that Ibrahimovic has confided something crucial to his friends. Regarding his future at Milan, he apparently told them: “If we continue to work together, it won’t be for the money.”
The paper adds that the Swede’s idea has always been to end his career in Italy and at Milan, but the COVID-19 pandemic, the internal revolution and the many doubts between the bench and beyond have weighed and still weigh on his judgement.
CEO Ivan Gazidis, for his part, has never hidden the desire to continue with the 38-year-old given how big a brand he is in his own right. However, a new contract is required given that his current deal expires on June 30, and it is highly likely the club would have to break their salary ceiling to keep the striker.
It is possible though that a project is pitched that involves Ibra first on the field and then off it with a role already defined, such as coach or ambassador.
In addition, Ibrahimovic also needs a technical guide that gives him guarantees. In the meantime, Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna are at the window and there is also a vague hypothesis about Roma.