Zlatan Ibrahimovic Closing In On Sensational AC Milan Return, Seven Years After Leaving
By Tom Sanders
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly eyeing up a return to AC Milan as he looks set to depart LA Galaxy when his contract there expires in December.
The Swedish legend is currently pondering his next move as he weighs up a return to Europe after LA Galaxy's season ended in defeat in the MLS Cup play-offs to bitter rivals LAFC.
According to Marca, the Swedish legend is almost certain to return for a second spell at Milan in January, despite reports that Manchester United have been looking to re-sign the striker as they look to boost their attacking depth.
But despite heavy interest from United, Milan remain the favourites to land Ibrahimovic's signature, with Milan's sporting director Paolo Maldini recently claiming that the Swede would be a 'dream player', and the club's board expressing a strong interest in signing an experienced, 'legendary' player.
Ibrahimovic initially joined Milan on loan from Barcelona in 2010 before making the move permanent a year later, scoring 56 goals in 85 games and helping guide the club to the Serie A title in 2010-11, as well as the 2011 Supercoppa Italiana.
Zlatan has also played for Milan's main rival Inter, as well as enjoying a spell at Juventus, scoring 148 goals and 61 assists in 294 Serie A games in total.
During an illustrious and varied career, Ibrahimovic has also played for Malmo, Ajax, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
While at LA Galaxy Ibrahimovic has scored 53 goals in 58 games.
Recent speculation linked Zlatan with a move back to La Liga after he posted a video in Spanish on his social media profiles, although it was later revealed to be a publicity stunt for the betting company Berthard, for whom he is a brand ambassador.
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