The Rossoneri want to make Gazidis their CEO, but Arsenal are not keen on losing the 53-year-old
AC Milan have offered Ivan Gazidis a contract as they look to tempt Arsenal’s chief executive to the San Siro.
The Rossoneri have been attempting to hire Gazidis, 53, as their CEO throughout the summer, but they have so far been met with resistance from the Gunners, who do not want to lose their man.
Elliott Management bought out Milan earlier this year with the view of restoring the club to the pinnacle of Italian and European football, and the company have been making moves behind the scenes to start on this path
Leonardo and Paolo Maldini, both former Milan players, have been hired as sporting director and technical director respectively, and Elliot Management have made Gazidis their number one target for the position of CEO.
And, in an attempt to push forward with a move for the 53-year-old, Calciomercato report Milan have made ‘direct contact’ with Gazidis to offer him a contract worth around £3.6million (€4m) every year.
With Arsenal planning to keep hold of Gazidis, he has yet to give an answer to Milan concerning their offer.
Should the Rossoneri fail to secure Gazidis, they will turn their attentions to Roma CEO Umberto Gandini, who is named as their alternative target.