Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms he turned down AC Milan this summer

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Iconic PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed to reporters in Paris that AC Milan made a major effort to bring the Swede back to the San Siro this summer.

The Italian club had been very public all summer about wanting Zlatan to return, but according to the player himself, he was always going to stay in France.

“It was concrete from their side,” the 33-year-old striker told the Daily Mail of AC Milan’s interest. “A lot of interest but I said from the beginning that I will stay with PSG. I like it, we have a good team, my family feel good and it’s just positive with Paris and PSG. But they wanted, they wanted much.”

“I take it as a compliment that there is still interest in me. It means I’m still performing. I take it as positive.”

According to Ibrahimovic, who has moved teams eight times in his career, the desire to bring him back to Milan five years after he left for Barcelona was high.

“It is [agent] Mino [Raiola] who takes care of the pieces,” Ibrahimovic said. “When I give notice that I want something to happen I get involved. But this summer I have been resting up, I enjoyed the holiday, but I know that Milan were a bit desperate.”

Zlatan also touched on rumors that he was in talks with Arsenal, but he strongly denied that was the case. “Any interest that existed, I have not committed myself to,” Ibrahimovic said. The Gunners did not sign an outfield player during this summer window.

Ibra’s contract has just a year left, allowing him to sign for other teams on a free transfer starting in January.