Zlatan set for AC return
Return of the Zlat: AC Milan ‘eyeing up move’ to bring Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to Europe
- AC Milan are keen on bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back for a second spell
- His deal at LA Galaxy runs out at the end of 2018 and he wants to return to AC
- Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 games during two years at the club previously
- The Swede wants an 18-month deal but AC would like a six-month deal at first
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is gearing up for a sensational return to AC Milan after LA Galaxy failed to qualify for the MLS play-offs.
The Swede moved to the US in March, but, according to Tuttosport, is keen to return to Europe and Milan when his deal expires at the end of the year.
Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals in 85 games for AC between 2010 and 2012, having also enjoyed success at Inter Milan earlier in his career.
AC Milan are keen to bring LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the San Siro and Serie A
The Swede has played for AC and Inter Milan before and is known to love the Italian city
Tuttosport say both parties are keen for a deal
Now AC want him back and Ibrahimovic is open to a move – he scored 22 goals in 27 MLS games and believes he can still do it at the top level.
Italian media report that the only problem at the moment is a difference in opinion when it comes to the length of the deal.
AC want to offer the 37-year-old a six-month deal, with a view to extending that to the 2019-2020 season.
But Ibrahimovic wants an 18-month deal straight away and, if he gets it, is expected to earn €1.5million (£1.32m) per year.
The Swede would reportedly like to end his playing career at the San Siro and a move is looking increasingly likely.
Ibrahimovic scored 22 goals in 27 games for LA… but they didn’t make the MLS play-offs
AC are currently fourth in Serie A and Gennaro Gattuso wants to strengthen his squad as they push for Champions League qualification.
He is playing two strikers, but lacks strength in depth in that position – and, on the face of it, Ibrahimovic would be the ideal man to fill the void.
They travel to Udinese on Sunday evening looking to close the gap between them in fourth and Inter and Napoli above them to four points.
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