Yet another day has passed without AC Milan announcing the renewals of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, causing further confusion and worry.
La Gazzetta dello Sport writes how the current contracts of the technical director Maldini and sporting director Massara expire tomorrow, and the fact there has not yet been any extension has generated a climate of growing tension.
The crux is simply: Maldini wants a bit more room for manoeuvre in the new Milan under RedBird Capital. Draft contracts have ‘bounced from side to side several times over the past few days’ as per the newspaper, but a certain optimism continues to filter from the club about a positive resolution.
Having reached June 30 without an official statement and the photos of the duo smiling while signing their contracts has not helped the climate surrounding the club nor the state of the transfer market.
CEO Ivan Gazidis arrived back at Casa Milan this afternoon making some presume that there could be an acceleration on the Maldini-Massara talks, and yet still nothing has come of it.