Serie A giants AC Milan will be engaging star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a new contract as they look to reduce his salary.
The Swede will be out for seven to eight months and according to Calciomercato the club thinks he wont be valuable for them next season and wants to put him on a lower wage as he is the highest earner in the team with annual pay of €7million.
The reports indicate that Zlatan is willing to accept a reduced salary to remain in Milan beyond his current deal which expires at the end of June, per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
Despite missing a significant part of the just-concluded Serie A campaign through injury, Ibrahimovic’s dressing-room presence was vital as Stefano Pioli’s men pipped city rivals Inter Milan to secure their first Scudetto in over a decade.
Ibrahimovic, who has already retired from international football, is approaching the latter days of a long and successful playing career which has seen him score 572 times for club and country.
The 40-year-old recently underwent a knee injury and MilanNews have claimed that his choice was motivated by a desire to continue playing even if he will be out until next year.
Milan have already settled on a striker who will fill in the absence of the player as they are set to complete the signing of Divorck Origi who has left Liverpool.