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Ibrahimovic ponders Milan offer

Barcelona and AC Milan are in agreement over the transfer of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been given time to mull the move, according to media reports.

Ibrahimovic ponders Milan offer

Milan are reported to be prepared to hand over almost 400 million kronor ($53.7 million) for the star, who cost the Catalans around €40 million plus Samuel Eto’o only last summer. Ibrahimovic has been given 24 hours to mull the move, the Expressen daily has reported.

“Zlatan will hopefully be able to answer Milan soon,” said Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola to the newspaper.

The two clubs have been in discussions since they met in a friendly match at the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

AC Milan’s Brazilian star Ronaldinho, was seen joking with Ibrahimovic during the warm-up, has expressed his hope that Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins the seven-time European champions.

“We didn’t speak about anything in particular. Right now everyone’s talking about Zlatan, I told him that if he should come to Milan he would be welcome and it would be a pleasure to play with him, but we’ll see what happens,” Ronaldinho told the official Milan Channel.

Ronaldinho’s place in the Milan starting XI could come under threat should the former Inter Milan and Juventus striker join the team.

But the former Barcelona star and twice world player of the year still wants Ibrahimovic to make the same move from the Camp Nou to the San Siro that he made two years ago.

However he also believes that without the Swede, Milan have what it takes

to improve on their third place finish in Serie A from last season.

“Even without Ibrahimovic we’re a team that works hard, we can’t wait to start the season so we can do well,” he added.

“All the players are very motivated and that makes me happy, personally I want to win trophies with Milan and now I must start my work to help the team win.”

“Last season we did well, (although) we let the possibility of winning the league slip away.”

“There are many other good teams in the league but we can also do well.”

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IBRAHIMOVIC

Zlatan has been ‘cured’ of coronavirus: AC Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the all-clear to end his quarantine period and return to action after testing negative for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced on Friday.

Zlatan has been 'cured' of coronavirus: AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal in September. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Milan confirmed in a statement that the Swedish striker had “tested negative” twice in a row, as stipulated in the protocol to be able to lift the quarantine procedure.
   
Ibrahimovic, 39, sounded a more triumphal note on his social media: “You are cured! The health authority says the quarantine is over, you can go out!”, he wrote on Twitter.

The announcement comes a day after Milan said Ibrahimovic had tested positive a second time for Covid-19, putting in doubt his participation in the Milan derby on October 17.
 
   
Ibrahimovic first tested positive on September 24.
   
The derby remains in doubt with two other Milan players and five from Inter currently in self-quarantine.
   
In spite of his absence, Milan have made a decent start to the season, having climbed to second in Serie A after winning all three of their games and reaching the group stages of the Europa League.
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