Zlatan wants £600,000 a week to move to UK

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has outraged British football fans, after reportedly demanding £600,000 a week ($850,000) to join a Premier League team.

Zlatan wants £600,000 a week to move to UK
PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic at a game in Malmö in November. Photo: Andreas Hillergren/TT
'We would like to sign him, but the money is crazy,' a 'deal insider' told the UK's Daily Mail. 'We get that he would be a significant capture, but is he really worth that money — and at the age of 34?”
According to the Italian press, Ibrahimovic has received offers as high as £1m a week to move to China to play for one of the country's emerging football clubs, but is unwilling to relocate to the far East. 
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said on Friday that the Ligue 1 champions were patiently awaiting a decision from Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic concerning his future.
“Zlatan? We are still in reflection and discussion. Our wish is to talk with him to see what he wants exactly, we know what we want from him; after if we click we'll see,” said Blanc of the 34-year-old Swede whose contract expires at the end of the season.
“I've nothing new to tell you on that subject; remain patient, it's not signs that we need but certitudes,” Blanc added, telling journalists: “If one day you are out of contract, you'll do the same thing, you'd contact everyone.”
Ibrahimovic has not ruled out remaining with the French champions, his agent Mino Raiola revealed.
Raiola said the Swede has received several offers including one from China and three from Italy's top flight, where Ibrahimovic won titles with Juventus,Inter Milan and AC Milan.
But the Dutchman said Ibrahimovic, who will lead Sweden at this summer's Euro 2016, could stay in France.
“I have received offers from every continent in the world, including from China. I'm not saying for how much, but it is a huge sum,” Raiola told Gazzetta dello Sport.
He added that PSG are “doing everything possible to try and make him renew (his contract). Paris remains an option.”
Ibrahimovic has yet to play in England's Premier League and Raiola claimed that “all the big clubs there, with the exception of Manchester City, where (Pep) Guardiola is the coach, have knocked on my door”.
The Swede could play against Nice on Saturday, four days before Paris host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
However, Javier Pastore is a doubt and Marco Verratti is still out with a groin problem, while Angel Di Maria will not play in the Ligue 1 game after picking up a leg knock on international duty with Argentina.

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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.