ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is on the verge of sealing a return to AC Milan, with talks reportedly “at an advanced stage”.
Despite being 37, the Swedish striker’s impressive form for LA Galaxy in the MLS has convinced the Italian giants to bring him back to the San Siro.
Getty3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is on the verge of a stunning return to AC Milan
Ibrahimovic only moved to the States in March, but his 22 goals have not only earned him the Newcomer of the Year award but also a move to the big time again.
The veteran, who spent 18 months at Manchester United before his spell at Old Trafford was curtailed by injury, was expected to stay on at Galaxy for another 12 months.
That was part of his original agreement, but Goal claim his time in the US will be brought to a close.
They report discussions between Ibrahimovic and Milan “are progressing at pace” and that a “deal could be announced in the next few days”.
AP:Associated Press3 The veteran helped the San Siro giants to the Serie A title back in 2011
AP:Associated Press3 Ibrahimovic has been in stunning form for LA Galaxy since joining them in March
And should a package be agreed then the ace will be heading to a city and division he knows well from his previous stint with the Rossoneri, rivals Inter Milan and Juventus.
Ibrahimovic helped AC to the Serie A title in 2011 while on loan from Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain.
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Goal also states his arrival with have no impact on Milan’s 20-year-old hitman Patrick Cutrone.
They want to keep the seven-goal forward and allow him to continue developing alongside Ibra and Gonzalo Higuain.
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Pogba laughed off the attack saying he should not be the scapegoat for United’s failings.
Mourinho also told the whole squad that they need to think of their team-mates.
And that if they are not giving 100 per cent then they need to drop out of the team.
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