Massimiliano Allegri has ‘given a maximum availability’ to return to AC Milan under certain conditions this summer, a report claims.
With the Rossoneri currently ten points off the Champions League positions at present, speculation is rife that the club are taking stock of the situation and assessing potential successors to head coach Stefano Pioli.
There are rumours that Ralf Rangnick could leave his role as Head of Football Operations for Red Bull in order to start a new chapter in Italy, but La Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban want Allegri to return.
Now, SportMediaset have provided a key update by claiming that Allegri is in fact open to a second spell at San Siro. Like Boban and Maldini, the former Juventus boss is convinced that another 3-4 signings of experience are needed while Ibrahimovic would like to work with him again, having been a big part of the side that won the Scudetto under Allegri nine years ago.
However, the salary issue is not one that can remain in the background. There are teams in the Premier League who are interested in Allegri, and as a result his demands would be a salary of €10million net per season.
That is more than double the request of Rangnick, who loves to build football by focusing on young players under a tight wage budget, exactly the philosophy of the American fund. Pioli who reactivated and changed Milan remains against the background of a complicated standoff.