Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of walking away from AC Milan just months after returning to the San Siro.
The Swede is thought to be disappointed by changes to the club's hierarchy.
Chief football officer Zvonimir Boban has been shown the door, a decision that has not been well received by Ibrahimovic, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
Boban was crucial in sealing the 38-year-old's return to Italy and this summer's recruitment was going to be done with him in mind.
Ibrahimovic played for Milan for two years between 2010 – 2012 before heading to PSG.
In that time he scored 56 goals in 85 games as they won Serie A – their only league triumph in the past 16 years.
Since returning he has netted four times in ten outings with Milan languishing in mid-table but issues behind the scenes continue to surface.
Had the Swede been able to lead an unlikely charge towards the Champions League he would've triggered a contract extension.
Maldini has previously said: "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."
But the Milan legend, who is currently employed by the club, could be the next man axed by CEO Ivan Gazidis.
He has struggled to work with the former Arsenal chief and is aware of how confrontation with Gazidis ends.
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