AC Milan Director: Ibrahimovic ‘very close’ to renewing contract
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AC Milan Director: Ibrahimovic ‘very close’ to renewing contract

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini has revealed that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is close to signing a new deal with the club.

The Swedish international, who turns 40 in October, has been credited with turning Milan into title contenders again since his return to the Serie A club in January last year and even though they are likely to fall short, Maldini revealed on Saturday that Zlatan would be staying with the club.

“For Ibrahimovic, there are only small details missing, we are very close to renewal,” Maldini said before Milan’s Serie A game at Parma.

Ibrahimovic, who helped Milan to their last Serie A title in 2011, is the club’s top scorer with 15 goals in 16 games having missed others through injury and illness with his current deal running until the end of the season with discussions about an extension June 2022.

Despite his age, the striker who saw red in the Saturday clash returned to the Swede national team after more than five years after calling time on his international career.

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