AC Milan are ready to try and tie Zlatan Ibrahimovic down to a new contract, a report claims, but they have alternatives lined up too.
According to a report from Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the Swede could also remain beyond the summer transfer window as well as head coach Stefano Pioli, who wishes to keep the striker.
If the renewal should arrive, the Milan market men will still go for another striker, albeit a young one with potential who can grow alongside the 38-year-old. The profile of Sasssuolo-owned striker Gianluca Scamacca occupies a prominent position in Milan’s notebook.
If by any chance Ibrahimovic were to leave at the end of the season, then there are two names that the Rossoneri are considering to replace him, to add experience and leadership to the team.
Mario Mandzukic and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud are the players in question, while Luka Jovic’s name remains on the list, but Real Madrid’s demands are high. Patrik Schick meanwhile now seems an unlikely target.