Barça pursuing sale of Ibrahimovic to AC Milan
AFP · 24 Aug 2010, 14:29
Published: 24 Aug 2010 14:29 GMT+02:00
- Ibrahimovic not going to AC Milan, says agent (23 Aug 10)
- Agent: Ibrahimovic is staying at Barcelona (19 Aug 10)
- Ibrahimovic on target as Sweden beat Scotland (12 Aug 10)
The player's agent, Mino Raiola, said on Monday it was "99.9 percent" certain that he would stay in Spain. However, Barça coach Pep Guardiola appears keen to offload the 1.95-metre forward, sports daily Marca reported.
He left him out of the starting lineup for the Spanish Supercup against
Sevilla over the weekend in favour of David Villa, who was signed in May and shone at the World Cup.
Catalan newspapers Sport and Mundo Deportivo said the sale looked likely
despite Milan's reluctance to pay the 12 million euros a year the 28-year-old
receives at Barça. Any deal could also involve the transfer to Barcelona of Milan striker Marco Boriello, the newspapers said.
Ibrahimovic was transfered from Inter Milan in July last year in a deal that saw Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o move the other way and the Italian side
receive €46 million ($58.11 million).