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Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks over shock Everton move

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Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly in talks with Everton over a shock return to the Premier League.

Ibrahimovic, 38, is currently without a club, having left MLS side LA Galaxy after his contract expired in November.

It has previously been reported that he was close to agreeing a deal to rejoin Serie A side AC Milan, where he won the Scudetto in his first stint there from 2010-12. However, The Sun, and others, have reported that he could instead head to Merseyside.

It is thought that Carlo Ancelotti could be about to take over the hotseat at Everton, replacing Marco Silva who was sacked earlier in the month after a run of form that left them in the Premier League’s relegation zone. If Ancelotti does take over at Goodison Park, then it is thought that he wants Ibrahimovic to be his first signing.

Ancelotti was also thought to be interested in signing him at his previous club, Napoli. He managed Ibrahimovic for a season at Paris St-Germain in 2012-13, where he scored 35 goals as the side romped to the Ligue Un title.

It is well known that Everton need a figurehead up front to score goals – something they have lacked since Romelu Lukaku left for Manchester United more than two years ago.

It is thought Everton could offer a bigger wage packet than AC Milan could, although a return to Italy is still a big pull factor for Ibrahimovic. However, as everyone knows, Ibrahimovic does whatever he wants, so his next move cannot be predicted.

Manchester United could make sensational swoop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United are reportedly one contact with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s representatives about a sensational return to Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic spent two seasons in Manchester, scoring 29 goals despite a serious knee injury ruling him out for a large chunk of his second season.

He departed for LA Galaxy and the MLS in 2018 and has become a star in that league too – scoring 31 goals in as many games. However, his contract is up in January and it doesn’t look like he will be signing a new contract there.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb has claimed that United could turn to the 38-year-old as a short-term solution to the club’s lack of striking options.

United sold Romelu Lukaku and let Alexis Sanchez leave on a season-long loan – both went to Inter Milan – but weren’t replaced. This has left United light up front, especially when Anthony Martial was injured.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with a bid for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in January, but a move for Ibrahimovic would no doubt be popular.

However, United are likely to face competition to sign the Swede. He has been linked with a move to AC Milan and Bologna in Italy recently and others would surely be interested in signing him.

But what Ibrahimovic does will be down to him – as is everything he does – and retirement has not been ruled out either.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic topped for move back to top European club

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Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be moving back to Europe to join AC Milan – and on a permanent deal, according to reports. 

Ibrahimovic, 36, currently plays for LA Galaxy in the MLS, where he had a phenomenal first season, scoring more than 20 goals.

Italian news outfit Tuttosport are reporting that Milan are putting together a package to try and tempt him back to Europe on a 6-month deal. The side are desperate to get back into the Champions League and believe he could be the man to fire them there.

Ibrahimovic had a successful spell in Milan from 2010 to 2012, scoring 42 goals in 61 Serie A appearances.

However, Ibrahimovic is said to be happy in LA and would only consider a move back to Milan if they put an 18-month deal on the table.

Manchester United were linked with a short-term loan move for Ibrahimovic in January while the MLS season is closed, but that idea has been dismissed by the player and club.

Real Madrid consider move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to solve crisis – reports

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are considering trying to bring Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the club on loan in January in a bid to solve their goal scoring crisis, according to reports.

Madrid have struggled this season since the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane and talisman forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The side went down 2-1 to Levante at the weekend and have scored just once in their past 5 matches. Manager Julien Lopetegui – only appointed in the summer – is reportedly on the verge of being sacked.

In a bid to find a short-term fix for what is, by Real standards, a crisis, the club’s hierarchy are considering trying to being Ibrahimovic to the club, according to Spanish site Cadena COPE.

Ibrahimovic has been a revelation for LA Galaxy in the MLS this season, scoring 22 goals in 26 matches and providing 7 assists. If the Galaxy get a result in their next match against Houston Dynamo, they will qualify for the end-of-season play-offs.

A January move to Madrid may appeal to Ibrahimovic, as it will be in the MLS off-season. He had a disappointing spell with Barcelona earlier in his career and the prospect of playing for their biggest rivals – as well as the chance to win more silverware – could tempt him to making a short-term move.

Manchester United could move to resign Zlatan Ibrahimovic in January

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Manchester United may seek to resign former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic – now with LA Galaxy in the US – in January, according to reports.

ESPN are reporting rumours that United may move to bring the Swedish legend back to Old Trafford in January – even if it only on a short-term deal during the US off-season.

While manager Jose Mourinho has yet to say anything publicly about this rumour, a move could make sense.

Ibrahimovic has rediscovered his best form in the MLS, scoring 21 goals in 25 appearances for the Galaxy, including some YouTube-friendly goals, showing that his is over the cruciate injury that blighted his second season in Manchester.

For Ibrahimovic, United may be seen as unfinished business – he scored just one goal in seven appearances after making his comeback from injury and was something of a peripheral figure.

ESPN also speculate that Ibrahimovic could have a positive impact on the United dressing room, which is riven with splits and disputes, according to rumours – something that appears to have happened since the Swede departed. A presence such as his could help to galvanise the players.