Gunners Boss ‘To Join AC Milan’
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is on the verge of leaving the club for AC Milan according to reports coming from Italy this morning.
Gazidis has long been linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal were forced earlier this year to deny that he was leaving.
Reports in the UK on Tuesday claimed Milan were ready to abandon their pursuit of Gazidis. But Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claims today that the Serie A giants are close to agreeing a deal with the Arsenal chief. His salary has so far been a sticking point as he earns around £2.6million a year with the Premier League side. Gazzetta dello Sport states that Milan are ready to factor his demands in to their budgets.
Gazidis has been at Arsenal since 2008. He had spent the previous 14 years working for Major League Soccer in the United States latterly as the league’s deputy commissioner.
The Johannesburg-born law graduate will oversee Milan’s proposals to remain within Uefa’s Financial Fair Play guidelines. The Italian club saw a two-year suspension from European football over FFP transgressions overturned as disproportionate by the Court Of Arbitration For Sport and they begin their campaign in the Europa League later this month.