After suffering a disgraceful 5-0 defeat against Atalanta last weekend, Serie A giants AC Milan are reportedly close to re-signing former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibra, as he is popularly called by his fans all over the world, spent two years at San Siro between 2010 and 2012 where he scored 56 times in 85 games. During that period when Carlo Ancelloti was in charge, Ibrahimovich went to become one of the ‘deadliest’ and potent strikers in the Italian league and in the world.
Meanwhile, after the shock defeat, Club CEO Ivan Gazidis, Chief Football Officer Zvonimir Boban and manager Stefano Pioli are desperate to change the fortunes of the club by bringing new signings during the January transfer window. The Rossoneri chiefs are looking at completing deals for a striker, two defenders, and a midfielder in order to catch up with rivals and league leader Inter who are leading with 21 points.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the former Manchester United and LA Galaxy striker is ready to accept an offer to return to the San Siro in 2020. The 38-year-old is understood to have several offers across Europe on the table, but Milan currently languishing in 11th place, are confident that Ibrahimovich will accept their offer.
The news outlet also claim that Milan have reached an agreement to sign Barcelona highly-rated defender Jean-Clair Todibo. It added that negotiations have reached a conclusion, with a deal between the two parties agreed.
The report noted that financial details have yet to be revealed but it’s claimed that Todibo will now negotiate personal terms ahead of a January move. The deal will likely include a buy-back clause for Barcelona, a clear indication that this will be a permanent switch, rather than a loan.
The 19-year-old center-back has played three games for the La Liga champions, with two appearances in La Liga and one in the Champions League, since arriving at Camp Nou earlier this year.
Todibo, who was unveiled as a Barcelona player in February, played a key part in knocking out Milan’s rivals Inter in the Champions League, featuring for the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory at San Siro.