Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan deal looks close to done as LA Galaxy star claims, ‘the whole world wants me’
- After a great season on the field for the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Swedish star is reportedly in contract talks about Milan retune
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s time in the Hollywood spotlight may be coming to an end.
Multiple Italian newspapers, including the Corriere della Sera and Tuttosport, are reporting that Ibrahimovic is in talks with AC Milan manager Leonardo to join the club, however the two sides are in disagreement on contract length.
Ibrahimovic, 37, who is currently under contract with the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy until December, wants to sign a 18-month deal with AC Milan, however the club is only prepared to offer him a six-month deal.
He previously played for Milan for two season up until 2012 where he scored 56 goals in 85 games, and this new deal would apparently be for a reported US$1.7 million (HK$13.3 million).
Galaxy missed the play-offs in Ibrahimovic’s first season, despite the Swedish striker scoring 22 goals and providing 10 assists in 27 games, and snagging a Major League Soccer MVP nomination in the process.
The Serie A giants, who sit fourth in league standings, are reportedly looking to snag Ibrahimovic to bolster their front line, which currently features youngster Patrick Cutrone, 20, who is struggling to score in a two striker formation.
ESPN FC is also reporting that Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho is trying to court the star to return to the club where he played for two season before heading to Los Angeles.
The transfer window for Europe’s five largest clubs is currently closed, and will reopen in January.
TMZ Sports caught Ibrahimovic in the Los Angeles airport and asked him about the potential deal.
“There is always rumours, the whole world wants me,” he said.