Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Getty Photos)
Swedish critical person Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s continued presence next season at AC Milan remains a priority for the club, technical director Paolo Maldini said on Tuesday.
“Ibrahimovic is our priority, on the opposite hand it is same old that there might perchance perchance quiet be a belief B, also C and D,” Maldini told a press conference.
“We’re all working exhausting to reach an agreement. We know this might perchance well also be a transient pre-season, so we want to absorb a spy at to shut in a extremely tight time frame.”
Ibrahimovic rejoined Milan in January on a six-month contract after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy, on a deal rate 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) with the option for another season.
The 38-year-susceptible Swede had a mammoth abolish, scoring 11 targets in all competitions because the club moved up from 11th on his arrival to enact the season sixth.
AC Milan CEO Ivan Gazidis said the club had been “optimistic” that Ibrahimovic will quiet be on their books when the unusual season begins on 19 September.
“I judge that we are in a position to all watch that Ibra has played a extremely most significant fragment in our season and our snort,” said Gazidis.
“We’re doing everything we are in a position to to spy that this might perchance well proceed.
“We savor now a younger team which has been rising in a extremely sure manner all around the final very peculiar season.”
Maldini added that the club had been engaged on renewing Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract, and had been in negotiations with Chelsea to imprint defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who spent final season on mortgage at Monaco.
“We’re assured that he (Donnarumma) desires to proceed with us. We’re prepared to manufacture passable affords for such a extremely most significant participant,” said Maldini.
“There’s just a few challenge because he is in his final year on his contract. Nevertheless first let’s win to the underside of the Zlatan recount and then we will point of curiosity on Gigio.”