Clarence Seedorf is reportedly as keen as Milan to resolve his contractual dispute, rather than be placed on gardening leave.
Lawyers for the 38-year-old are seen as in talks with Rossonero representatives to negotiate his severance package as Coach, so as to allow Pippo Inzaghi to officially come in as replacement.
Should the two parties fail to reach agreement on how to break Seedorf’s deal, which currently has two years left to run and €10m gross in wages to pay, one hypothesis that is open to Milan is to place the former midfielder on gardening leave, paying him his weekly salary until a resolution is reached.
However, the Corriere dello Sport report that Seedorf is as keen as Milan to agree to a clean break before he flies out to Brazil to take up punditry work with the BBC for the World Cup.
It is understood specifically that the Dutchman wants to be available should other clubs be interested in his services.
The Corriere dello Sport report that Milan ‘have suspicions’ that he may actually already have another destination wrapped up.
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