There are still two major sticking points in the talks between AC Milan and Ralf Rangnick, according to the latest reports.
It was a clear message from the current Red Bull Head of Football Development to Milan’s CEO Ivan Gazidis, who has yet to untie two knots: the futures of Paolo Maldini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The position of the former is incompatible with the figure of Rangnick who, in addition to coaching, would like to manage the mercato firsthand as he did at RB Leipzig.
There have been contacts between agents and intermediaries in recent days, but the German cannot give them concrete answers, thus risking to see some objectives fade.
The second point of friction concerns Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Rangnick would not be inclined to keep the Swede, while inside the club – for marketing reasons – there are those who would push for the permanence of the striker.