Stefano Pioli would like to have Zlatan Ibrahimovic available on August 24, when Milan will start their pre-season. The manager believes the presence of the Swede is essential for the squad, a report claims.
According to Antonio Vitiello of MN, therefore, a very important week is on the cards for the renewal of Ibrahimovic. To date, there is still a distance between supply and demand. Mino Raiola has asked for 7.5m, while Milan are at €5m plus bonuses.
Of course, it’s possible to close the gap but the parties will have to meet somewhere in the middle. There is still confidence and optimism for the renewal of the 38-year-old, also because they both want to continue together.
The player feels he’s the strongest of the team and for this he asks to be paid the most. For him, it’s a question of status. So this week, Milan hope to reduce the gap and get the signing of the Swede to start the season in the best possible way.