Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not move to the Premier League after all when he leaves Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Manchester United and Arsenal had both been linked to Ibra, who is out of contract in the summer and appears to be intent of leaving rather than staying in the French capital.
The former Ajax striker did hint, however, that he would not move to United with Louis van Gaal in charge, while interest from Arsenal is not concrete.
Mino Raiola is the agent of the 34-year-old, and he spoke recently to GQ magazine about his client’s future, dropping a major hint about his club for next season.
“Ibrahimovic could return to Italy, to Milan,” he said.
Raiola is also agent to Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba, and the Italian-born Dutchman revealed more.
“Balotelli? If he had Ibra’s head, Messi would have fewer Ballon D’Or awards. Pogba to Chelsea? Not now.”
It is not clear exactly which Milan club Raiola is referring to, though it is likely the Rossoneri as opposed to the Nerazzurri due to Zlatan’s desire to return there one day.
Ibrahimovic played for AC Milan, scoring 14 goals in their 2010-11 Scudetto season on-loan from Barcelona, following that up with a 28-goal season after signing permanently.
He has 34 goals in 28 games this season for PSG in Ligue 1, and the 34-year-old admitted he normally wouldn’t consider returning to a club, but AC Milan may be an exception.
“AC Milan are a club I could go back to if I choose to and usually I don’t go back to an old team, but I would return to AC Milan” he said in October 2012.
“If they ever need help they know there to find me. I want the best for Milan and I was happy there because they are a fantastic club.”
Milan could use the help of the PSG star too, as the club currently languish in seventh place after another sub-par season under Sinisa Mihajlovic, who was sacked, and caretaker Cristian Brocchi.
The team could still qualify for the Europa League if they win the Coppa Italia, or through the qualifying process should they lose the final and finish sixth in the league. They haven’t been in European competition since 2013-14.