Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘will extend his contract with AC Milan beyond next summer’ with the club set to reward his best income with a new one-year contract as the 40-year-old continues to shine in Italy
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems ready to extend his stay in Milan beyond this season
- The 40-year-old has continued to impress and has three goals to his name
- The Swede aims for one last appearance in a World Cup final in Qatar
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to extend his stay at Milan, reported in Italy.
The Swede, who rejoined the San Siro squad in January last year, is without a contract for the summer but has continued to impress.
The 40-year-old has scored three goals this season for Stefano Pioli’s side, which ranks second in the Serie A table and is currently undefeated.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign new contract with Milan according to press reports in Italy
He is currently the top earner at the club, taking home 7 million euros (5.87 million pounds) each year, and he seems keen to maintain that distinction.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport – by Soccer Italy, a deal must be struck with a minimum of fuss, with Ibrahimovic happy to stay and Milan happy with their contribution this season.
La Gazzetta has suggested that the Swede will say yes to a new one-year contract.
However, he is not the only player without a contract at the club, and there are other figures they would like to tie up before reaching a deal with their forward’s new contract.
Theo Hernández, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer are among the stars approaching the end of their deals that Milan sees as a priority.
Two other stars, captain Alessio Romagnoli and midfielder Franck Kessie, are also on that list, but confidence that the pair will sign new deals is waning.
Ibrahimovic is aiming for one last hurray next year playing in the World Cup in Qatar.
Sweden had to settle for a play-off spot after a disappointing international break that saw them lose to Georgia and Spain, condemning them to the play-offs.
To make matters worse, Ibrahimovic will be forced to stay out of the semifinal after he received a one-game suspension following a warning he picked up for a shoulder load on Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta.
The 40-year-old has three goals in eight appearances in all competitions this season.