Journalist and pundit Carlo Pellegatti believes AC Milan will eventually back down and offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic the salary he is asking for.
The Swede was not at the training headquarters on Monday to undergo his COVID-19 test ahead of Tuesday’s return to training because even more time is needed to find an agreement on the renewal.
The deal is not yet closed, as multiple sources are reporting how the Rossoneri are hoping that Zlatan will drop from his request of €7million net.
The current offer on the table from Milan is €6million, meaning the distance between offer and demand is not so great, but still enough to mean that the 38-year-old will likely miss the start of preseason.
Pellegatti spoke to Tutti Convocati and offered some updates on the situation, including his belief that in the end an agreement will be found.
“In the end, Ibra’s renewal will come. I think he will sign a contract worth €7million net , given that the request is known and there will be no move from this figure,” he said (via MilanLive).
“Milan will hardly find anywhere else such a strong striker for a total of €14million [gross]. There is an air of savings, Elliott was clear. It is no coincidence that they are close to only loaning Bakayoko.”