Zlatan Ibrahimovic was seen at Milanello this morning to be close to the AC Milan squad ahead of their Champions League match against Newcastle tomorrow evening.
Given that it wasn’t pre-announced nor was it reported by any source, there was some surprise when Ibrahimovic’s car pulled up at the training ground and he was spotted speaking to Stefano Pioli and CEO Giorgio Furlani while the team did their session.
Pioli revealed in his press conference that the visit had actually been planned for a few days and the Swede was supposed to come to Milanello prior to the 5-1 derby defeat against Inter on Saturday. They might be wishing he had made it now.
According to MilanNews, Ibrahimovic spoke both with the management of Milan and also with the players. At the moment, however, the former striker is not expected to join the club in any capacity, though it cannot be ruled out in the future.