Ibrahimovic close to returning to Milan

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been in constant contact with the leaders of Milan and his return could be finalized soon.

The 42-year-old Swede played a key role for the Reds during his second spell at the club, spending three-and-a-half years at the club following his return in July 2020.

During his second spell, Ibrahimovic acted as an experienced leader and mentor to Milan’s young side, guiding them to the Scudetto in the 2021/22 season. He hung up his boots and retired from playing at the end of last season.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport detail how Ibrahimovic has been in constant contact with Milan over the past few weeks and things have progressed positively, with many interested in seeing the Swede return to the San Siro.

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In particular, coach Stefano Pioli would like to welcome the former striker to the club, wanting him to be in daily contact with the team.

The pair have a strong relationship and the coach believes Ibrahimovic would be perfect in an operational role close to the first team.

Milan owner Gerry Cardinale is expected to be in the San Siro stands for Milan’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on November 7 and his return to the city could also be the prelude to a new meeting with Ibrahimovic.

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