Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to snub to return to the Premier League and will instead return to AC Milan, according to reports.
Striker Ibrahimovic spent the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons at the San Siro, with the first year on loan from Barcelona – where he won a Serie A title in his first campaign before narrowly missing out to Juventus 12 months later.
The Swede, who had previously played for Milan’s biggest rivals Inter Milan, netted 56 goals in 85 appearances for the Rossoneri.
He departed for Paris-Saint Germain for £15.7million before moving to Manchester United and subsequently LA Galaxy.
Ibrahimovic’s MLS contract ended at the end of last season and has been eyeing up a return to Europe with his super agent Mino Raiola.
And it looks like he has settled on a Milan comeback – with the Telegraph reporting that he has already agreed a deal in principle.
Ibrahimovic enjoyed a dazzling debut season at United three years ago, as he celebrated 28 goals and a Europa League trophy.
But his time at Old Trafford was cut short after suffering a serious knee injury – as he only managed five appearances the following year.
His manager at United, Jose Mourinho, was recently made Tottenham manager – following the sacking on Mauricio Pochettino.
That led to Ibrahimovic being linked with a move to north London, but those rumours were quashed by Mourinho.
“You are right about the connection, we have more than a connection,” Mourinho said when asked whether he would be trying to sign the Swede.
“I would say also passion and understanding, an amazing player and an amazing guy, but I would say no. No chance.
“We have the best striker in England, we have one of the top two or three strikers in the world, it doesn’t make any sense for a striker of Zlatan’s dimension, obviously in his late 30s, but still a striker that can play in any club in the world.
“It doesn’t make sense to come to a club where we have Harry Kane.”