AC Milan have hatched a plan regarding the future of Ante Rebic, a report claims, but it does not involve a permanent purchase for now.
Rebic ended the season as Milan’s top scorer having netted 11 times in Serie A, but that came after a first half of the season in which he struggled to get playing time.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), his loan agreement from Eintracht Frankfurt will expire in June 2021, but there is a willingness to continue together even beyond that.
The paper adds that the Rossoneri have thought of a way to lock Rebic without buying him on a permanent basis.
The idea is to extend the loan of both Rebic at Milan and André Silva at Eintracht. The two forwards will have to renew their respective contracts until 2023. Then, they would have to agree to the loans being extended for another year, until June 30 2022.
Milan are hoping that they will have greater availability and economic freedom on the market down the line to be able to negotiate Rebic’s permanent transfer.
Meanwhile Stefano Pioli is studying how to replace Rebic in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. The Croatian will have to serve three rounds of disqualification and therefore will miss the first phase of the tournament.