AC Milan are ready to battle with Manchester United for the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer, a report claims.
Don Garber, commissioner of the MLS, caused a stir on Thursday when he claimed that Ibrahimovic is ‘being recruited’ by the Rossoneri.
“Zlatan is an interesting character. He keeps me very busy & you need this kind of players like what happened with Beckham few years ago,” he told ESPN FC on YouTube.
“He is 38 years old and is now being recruited by Milan, one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
We then revealed via our mercato expert Vito Angele that Milan have held talks with the Swede – along with Bologna and Napoli – but that a denial over a deal being completed had come from the club.
According to The Sun – who cite TuttoMercatoWeb – Manchester United have also held talks with the striker over a possible return to Old Trafford when he becomes a free agent in January.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apparently wants to reinforce his attacking options after allowing both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to leave for Inter over the summer.
They will have to battle Milan in order to bring him back to England though, the report adds, with Ibrahimovic attracting interest from a number of clubs after netting 31 goals in 31 games for LA Galaxy in all competitions.