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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Not Attend AC Milan's First Training Session Today; Agreement Still Missing

The veteran striker is reportedly holding out for another million euros.

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MilanNews.it are reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be present at AC Milan's first training session for the new season today as he has not yet accepted the contract renewal offer from the club.

Paolo Maldini speaking to Sky Sport Italia via MilanNews.it expressed optimism for the renewal as multiple reports note that there is no deadline to get the renewal over the line. Maldini said:

“Is there optimism for Ibra? Always optimism.”

Luca Marchetti via MilanNews.it spoke on the situation saying:

“The negotiation is well set up because Ibrahimovic’s will is to stay at Milan, just as Milan’s is to keep Ibrahimovic. There is the will to close the deal, now an agreement must be found ...”

“The project and the salary that Milan offers to Ibrahimovic, however, the Swede cannot find anywhere else. Ibrahimovic wants to be the highest paid in the squad and therefore must be convinced from an economic point of view for a matter of status and importance in the project.”