Milan director Massara responds to Ibrahimovic and Donnarumma speculation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Frederic Massara remained coy when asked about the speculation surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Massara spoke after Milan’s 1-1 draw against Napoli on Saturday evening during which Giacomo Bonaventura’s strike cancelled out Hirving Lozano’s opener.

The Rossoneri have scored just 12 goals to this point though through the opening 13 rounds of the season, and their problems in front of goal are clear for all to see with Krzysztof Piatek misfiring.

“The team is concentrated, we are well aware of how important this match is,” Massara told Sky Italia (via MilanNews.it).

“We don’t like our current position in the table, but are convinced we can put in a strong performance today and get a positive result.”

A lot of the recent speculation has been surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Gianluca Di Marzio has offered an update on the situation while speaking to Sky Italia (via MilanNews.it) on Sunday.

The reliable journalist claims that the definitive yes has not yet arrived from the Swede, and that he will take until early December to respond to all the clubs that are after him.

“Ibrahimovic is a great champion who has written important pages in the Milan history books,” Massara continued.

“When his name is accosted to Milan, it becomes an irresistible suggestion, but it remains only an idea. When the transfer window opens, then we’ll see with the coach what needs to be done.

“These lads are working hard and need to improve their concentration levels towards the end of games, although that is perhaps down to their youth and inexperience. We all have to mature quickly so this can get back to being the Milan we all remember.”

Massara was also asked about Donnarumma’s future, but remained calm amid reports that Juventus are interested in signing him.

“He is a very important player and has always put in top level performances. He has a year and a half left on his contract, so we are not worried.”

Tags AC Milan Frederic Massara Gianluigi Donnarumma Zlatan Ibrahimovic