Ivan Gazidis has informed the Arsenal hierarchy he’s considering leaving the club, after receiving an offer to link up with AC Milan.
Earlier this week, we reported on the news that Gazidis had informed the Arsenal board of an offer he’d received from Milan.
Now, the Daily Mail are going one step further, in adding that he’s reportedly also told the hierarchy that he’s seriously considering the offer. The suggestion in Italy is that he’ll finalise a deal to leave at the end of the transfer window.
Last week, Bloomberg wrote on their website that Gazidis would join the Italian club on 1st September. Given the lack of official updates since then though, it seems the site have jumped the gun a bit.
Football-Italia previously reported that the links make sense, because Elliott Management founder Paul Singer’s son is a big Arsenal fan, and knows Gazidis personally from his visits to the Emirates Stadium for matches. Elliott Management are the current owners of AC Milan.
Clearly Gazidis’ stock is starting to rise, probably as a result of the positive way the departure of Arsene Wenger has been handled so far. We’ll see if he decides to take on a new challenge, or stick with Arsenal through their transition period.