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Arsenal's Ivan Gazidis to join AC Milan in September

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis
Image: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis

Sky in Italy are reporting Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is set to join AC Milan as executive director in September.

Milan have recently been taken over by an American hedge fund called Elliot Management and it is understood Gazidis is the man they wish to come in.

Gazidis, who arrived at the Emirates in 2008, was the man who replaced Arsene Wenger with new boss Unai Emery.

Emery's arrival was preceded by an overhauling of the club's structure by Gazidis as he brought in head of relations Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona and former Borussia Dortmund scout Sven Mislintat as head of recruitment.

 on July 24, 2018 in Singapore.
Image: Gazidis alongside Unai Emery in Singapore

Gazidis is currently in Singapore with the squad for their pre-season tour.

This could spell further disruption at board level for Arsenal with Alisher Usmanov allegedly exploring the sale of his 30 per cent stake in the club to majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, according to the Financial Times.

The Russian billionaire had hoped to buy the club from Kroenke but the US sports mogul has refused to engage in takeover talks, the paper said, citing people close to Usmanov.

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Having grown frustrated Kroenke is unwilling to sell at any price, Usmanov is reportedly ready to sell his stake in the Premier League club.

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