Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave AC Milan at the end of the season after just six months of his second spell at the club, a report claims.
The future of the Swede was always uncertain given the fact he only signed a short-term deal with Milan, and the corporate chaos going on in the boardroom had led to suggestions that he will leave once the current campaign is finished regardless.
Thursday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by MilanLive – reports that Ibrahimovic would gladly listen to a renewal offer from the club, but CEO Ivan Gazidis has other plans and has decided that he will not offer the 38-year-old a new deal.
Gazidis apparently knows he will have to make some ‘painful choices’ in order to improve the club’s financial health, and for this reason Gianluigi Donnarumma could say goodbye too.
Relations between Gazidis and Mino Raiola – the agent of Ibrahimovic and Donnarumma – are far from good. Raiola has repeatedly said he does not believe in the Rossoneri project and even called for a change of ownership.
That means that even if Gazidis did want to discuss the respective renewals, it would be incredibly tough.