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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent says he could return to AC Milan

While the big Swede has hinted that he'll making his way to the Premier League next season, his agent now says he may be moving back to one of his former teams.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent says he could return to AC Milan
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Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic could consider a return to AC Milan in Serie A, according to the Sweden striker's agent in a report on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic is set to leave the French champions at the end of the season, with reports claiming the 34-goal striker could be headed for England's Premier League.

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Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola told men's magazine GQ that the Swede could return to Italy where he also starred for Juventus and Inter Milan.

Extracts appear on gazzetta.it, which quoted Raiola as saying: 'Ibra could return to Italy, to Milan.'

Raiola also represents Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Liverpool's on-loan AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

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He dismissed claims highly-rated Pogba would be tempted away from recently-crowned champions Juve by Chelsea this summer, but added: 'At least not right now.'

And he believes Balotelli, who has yet to resurrect his rollercoaster career at fallen Italian giants Milan, would have been a match for Barcelona icon Lionel Messi if he only had the same attitude to his career as Ibrahimovic.

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Balotelli has only recently returned to competition amid an injury-hit campaign but although earning plaudits for a string of composed performances, the former World Cup striker is set to be excluded from Italy's Euro 2016 squad by coach Antonio Conte later this month.

'If he (Balotelli) had the same attitude as Ibrahimovic, Messi would have had a few less Ballon d'Or awards,' he suggested.