Paolo Maldini is reportedly very, very close to joining Milan as ‘only the signatures are missing’.
A revolution is in sight for Milan as the Chinese era is practically over and Elliott are increasingly taking over the club, a process that will be completed soon.
There have been conflicting reports over what Elliott are planning to do with the club as it’s unclear whether they’ll manage it for a few months before selling it, or immediately hand it to the highest bidder.
But in any case, there are growing voices that Elliott are ready to change things at management level, and it appears that they are set to bring Paolo Maldini back into the club. Maldini was offered a role in the Chinese Milan but was not convinced by the project nor the role, but now it can happen.
Milannews.it suggested yesterday that contacts had been accelerated between Maldini and Elliott and today, the online version of il Giornale claims that Paolo and Elliott have found a ‘total agreement’ over the return of the legendary #3, and the only thing missing is the signatures. If the report is true, then Maldini would act as the head of the Technical Area – which is the role he originally asked for.
The arrival of Maldini in such a role could obviously mean the end for DS Massimiliano Mirabelli. There are voices that Marco Fassone could also be replaced, while Gattuso’s position is unclear.