Serie A Giants Monitoring Zlatan Situation
AC Milan are interested in free agent and former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The news comes after LA Galaxy president Chris Klein said that Ibrahimovic is likely to stay in Europe for at least one more season.
The Swede is currently recovering from the cruciate knee ligament injury he picked up during United’s Europa League victory over Anderlecht in April. His contract at Old Trafford expired at the end of June.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport claims today that Milan are monitoring his situation. His injury means he is unlikely to be signed before the end of the year with a January move looking likely regardless of which club he moves to.
Ibrahimovic spent two seasons at Milan between 2010 and 2012. But his time there was fruitful with 56 goals in 85 games in all competitions and winning the Serie A title during his first season at the club.
The 35-year-old has been linked with a move to LA Galaxy. The MLS side recently signed Jonathan dos Santos to complete their quota of ‘designated players’ – signings not covered by the league’s salary cap. It rules out a move for Ibrahimovic.
“We have an interest in him. I think, for now, he wants to stay in Europe,” said club president Chris Klein. Klein also revealed that Galaxy have pre-emptive rights to Ibrahimovic should he move to MLS.
“Our doors are open for a player like that,” he added. “We have rights to him in our league. We’ll see where that goes.”
But Manchester United remain the favourites to re-sign Ibrahimovic. He is continuing his rehabilitation at the club’s Carrington training complex, he has kept on his Cheshire mansion and his two children have re-enrolled at the United academy for the new season. A new deal at Old Trafford is still expected to be put in front of Ibrahimovic and his agent Mino Raiola.