The new directorial picture could soon be complete at AC Milan, with the club eager to tie down a deal to bring Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis to the San Siro.
Following the takeover of the club by Elliott Management, there has been a complete reshuffle at boardroom level, with Paolo Scaroni coming in as president and bringing former playing heroes in to assist in the form of Leonardo and Paolo Maldini.
The Rossoneri are keen on adding the final piece to the puzzle and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club are reportedly close to tempting Gazidis to join in a sporting directorial role, likely as a replacement for the departed Marco Fassone.
In a bid to tempt him to make the move to Serie A, the Diavolo are reportedly willing to offer him a lucrative pay packet to leave the Emirates Stadium, where he has been for almost a decade.
One of the main factors in Milan identifying the South African as the man they want is to oversee their Financial Fair Play restrictions and avoid a repeat of the summer embarrassment in which the club were initially excluded from the Europa League before being reinstated.