Report: Milan move for 456-goal striker ‘cannot be excluded’; Man Utd, Bologna linked

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could make a move to bring former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club in January, according to a report.

The Swede has been linked with a return to the Rossoneri ever since he left for Paris Saint-Germain along with Thiago Silva seven years ago.

The 38-year-old’s contract with MLS side LA Galaxy is set to expire in December meaning he would be free to join another team after, something which is apparently attracting interest from a number of clubs.

We recently reported that Milan’s owners Elliott Management have given their approval for Paolo Maldini, Zvonomir Boban and Ricky Massara to sign experienced players in the January window.

Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Marca labelled the Diavolo as favourites to sign Ibrahimovic, with Maldini having branded him a ‘dream player’ earlier in the month.

According to – who cite a column in today’s edition of il Giornale – there were talks to bring Zlatan back to Milan while Leonardo was sporting director last season, but the player refused the offer.

However, the newspaper claims that a new attempt for Ibrahimovic ‘cannot be excluded’ as the leadership look to bring in some much needed experience, while Bologna and Manchester United’s interest is mentioned.

Il Corriere della Sera claimed earlier on Tuesday however that Milan have ‘discarded’ the idea of signing Ibrahimovic and Mario Mandzukic.

Ibrahimovic has 456 goals and 174 assists in 741 competitive games across spells at Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, Milan, PSG, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.

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