Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s intention seems to be to stay at Milan, a report claims, but it may well be that his will is not enough.
SportMediaset (via MilanLive) are reporting that the Swede is fully open to the idea of remaining with the Rossoneri beyond the summer and extending his second spell at the club, but that it is not his decision.
For their part, Milan’s owners Elliott Management Corporation are in favour of Ibrahimovic staying into a second season for both technical and marketing reasons.
However, the Singer family does not intend to make decisions independently without consulting CEO Ivan Gazidis and prospective new manager Ralf Rangnick. The German wants full control over who is in his squad for next season, and the 38-year-old does not fit the usual profile of player he prefers.
Now Gazidis will have to accelerate on many issues by the end of the month, which includes satisfying Rangnick’s requests and also outlining Paolo Maldini’s position.