Both Manchester United and AC Milan look set to do battle over a January move for a Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan sporting strategy and development director Paolo Maldini hinted at the very real possibility of a reunion at the San Siro.
Maldini said: “Ibrahimovic will be too big for our dressing room? I don’t believe in that. Players with that personality do manage it well with big clubs. And we are a big club.”
Not thought is understood that an offer has been made to bring Sweden’s all-time top scorer back to the Italian capital, with wages no issue for Milan.
Ibrahimovic made his move to LA Galaxy back in March in what seemed to be his final move, but according to reports, Zlatan could soon be set for a return to Europe’s highest standard.
As for Manchester United, their interest in the 37-year-old comes with a hint of desperation, as they look to stabilise their season before it’s too late.
Zlatan showed his support for his former boss Jose Mourinho, stating that the players were to blame for the club’s recent misfortunes, and not the manager.
During his time at Old Trafford, Ibrahimovic was a respected figure, his influence on the team was evident as he helped guide the Red Devils to their first ever Europa League title and a fifth League Cup trophy.
Many will question whether Ibra still has the ability in the twilight of his career, but those same doubts arose during his first stint in Manchester, two years ago. Twenty one goals in 25 games in the MLS isn’t to be taken lightly either, Zlatan’s natural prowess upfront is undeniable.
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