Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘will extend his deal at AC Milan beyond next summer’ with the club ready to reward its highest earner with a new one-year deal, as the 40-year-old continues to shine in Italy
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to extend his stay at Milan beyond this season
- The 40-year-old has continued to impress, and has three goals to his name
- The Swede is targeting one last appearance at a World Cup finals in Qatar
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to extend his stay with AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.
The Swede, who rejoined the San Siro outfit in January last year, is out of contract in the summer but has continued to impress.
The 40-year-old has scored three times this season for Stefano Pioli’s side, who sit second in the Serie A table and are currently unbeaten.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sign a new contract with Milan according to newspaper reports in Italy
He is currently the club’s top earner, taking home €7million (£5.87m) each year, and he looks set to maintain that distinction.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport – per Football Italia, an agreement should be reached with a minimal of fuss, with Ibrahimovic happy to stay on and Milan happy with his contribution this season.
La Gazzetta have suggested the Swede will say yes to a new one-year deal
He is not the only player out of contract at the club, however, and there are other figures they would like to tie down first before settling their striker’s new deal.
Theo Hernandez, Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer are among those stars nearing the end of their deals and Milan see them as a priority.
Two other stars – captain Alessio Romagnoli and midfielder Franck Kessie – are also on that list, but confidence in the pair signing new deals is waning.
Ibrahimovic is targeting one last hurrah next year by playing at the World Cup in Qatar.
Sweden had to settle for a play-off spot after a disappointing international break saw them lose to both Georgia and Spain, condemning them to the play-offs.
To make matters worse, Ibrahimovic will be forced to sit out their semi-final, after he received a one-match suspension following a booking he picked up for a shoulder charge on Spain’s Cesar Azpilicueta.
The 40-year-old has three goals in eight appearances across all competitions this season
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