Maldini has been linked with a return to the club in a directorial capacity, but a reputed poor relationship with Adriano Galliani is seen as one thing preventing this.
"Paolo can give something to this club, for what he was and for what he left the dressing room," said Gattuso.
"If there was a chance for him to reconcile with Adriano Galliani face to face, then that would be great.
"If they were to talk then I think that everything would be alright within a few minutes."
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