Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Maldini confirmed that Ibrahimovic’s contract could be automatically extended beyond the six-month deal signed in January, should the club qualify for the Champions League next term. Otherwise, Maldini is still optimistic of convincing him to stay and believes the club will play an offer on the table for the Swede.
“There's a six-month contract with an automatic renewal clause in case we reach the Champions League.Otherwise, we'll put ourselves round the table with him. With Ibra, there must always be an open dialogue and this exists, otherwise he would not have come in the first place,” he was quoted as saying by the Italian publication.
Ibrahimovic has been a decent hit on his return to Italian football and he has contributed three goals and one assist across all competitions. The Rossoneri recently played out a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on the road and they were probably unlucky to not come up with the victory for the second game on the bounce.
Ibrahimovic scored a terrific solo goal during the opening half of the contest but unfortunately, the goal was chalked off by the VAR after it seemed that there was a slight handball from the Swede prior to finding the net. Milan are currently placed seventh on the table with goal difference separating them from Napoli, who are holding onto the final Europa League qualifying spot for the moment.