According to the various sources from Italy, AC Milan has already initiated contact with Mino Raiola over a potential return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Serie A.
Although the Rossoneri secured the services of Gonzalo Higuain this summer, Gennaro Gattuso is short of reliable attacking options.
Patrick Cutrone has bagged five goals across all competitions this season, but is still to reach his last season form.
Moreover, Pipita has been struggling with injuries over the past few months, which prevented him from taking part in two Serie A clashes.
In Milan’s defeat to Juventus a fortnight ago, the Argentinean striker has suffered a meltdown, which ultimately resulted in his expulsion.
At the moment, Gattuso has Samu Castillejo as the only player that can cover the role of center-forward in addition to the Cutrone as mentioned earlier.
The Italian giants are already interested in landing a proven goalscorer in January, as they aim to return to the Champions League already this season.
With the FFP rules’ threat to restrict the Rossoneri from further spending this winter, Leonardo is looking for low-cost solutions, and the name of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has emerged as one of the most attractive opportunities.
Meanwhile, the former Paris Saint-Germain hotshot, who spent one season in the red-black shirt and lifted the Serie A title, has been a headline performer in the Major League Soccer ever since he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy from Manchester United back in March.
The 37-year-old has scored 22 goals and provided assists in 27 top-flight outings for LA Galaxy, but after his side failed to advance to the MLS playoffs, the Swedish star seems willing to return to Europe.
After having some arguments with AC Milan’s previous administration, Mino Raiola has established a stable relationship with the new owners, and he could be the central figure to make this deal happen.
Known for the astonishing goals, a ‘specific’ personality, and his leadership skills, Ibrahimovic has affirmed himself as one of the world’s best number nines in the past 20 years or so.
Hence, Zlatan can be a valuable asset to Gennaro Gattuso in spite of his age.