AC Milan ‘confident’ agreement will be reached with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over contract extension as veteran striker turns 40 in October

AC Milan are ‘confident’ over agreeing a contract extension with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The veteran striker is the Italian club’s top scorer with 15 goals this season as they trail Serie A leaders Inter Milan by eight points.

Ibrahimovic still remains one of Europe’s most feared strikers

Ibrahimovic has been a revelation since rejoining AC Milan in a third spell midway through last season with 25 goals in 34 Serie A appearances.

He is out of contract at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, but Milan chiefs are keen to extend his stay beyond his 40th birthday in October, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist tweeted: “AC Milan are ‘confident’ that an agreement will be reached soon with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the extension of his contract.

“The current one expires in two months, but AC Milan and Zlatan want to move forward together until June 2022. Ibra will be 40 y.o. in October.”

AC Milan are aiming to play Champions League football for the first time since 2014 with fifth-placed Napoli four points behind them.

Ibrahimovic is reportedly happy to stay at AC Milan for another year

Milan boss Stefano Pioli has admitted he wants Ibrahimovic to continue playing at the San Siro, despite being in the twilight years of his career.

He said: “Zlatan is happy with us and I think the best thing about this team is that the players are happy.

”We are with a huge club, everyone wants to do well and I think it’s right that he continues playing, and that he does it with us.

“He is an athlete who is highly motivated, is scrupulous in the way he looks after his body with everything from diet to recovery.

“He’s tired, but you don’t stay at this level for this long without looking after yourself.”

Source: Sport

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