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Ibrahimovic lauds Donnamura best world’s goalkeeper as he decide his Milan stay.

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The club are currently trying to extend the contract of some of their key players, including Ibrahimovic and goalkeeper Donnarumma, whose deals expire at the end of the current season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will decide on his future towards the end of the season and has declared AC Milan teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma as the best goalkeeper in the world.

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The duo have been key parts of the Rossoneri’s squad which has taken Serie A by storm this season, topping the table with 40 points from 17 games putting them three points clear of city rivals Inter.

Ibrahimovic’s return to Milan at the start of 2020 triggered something in the side as they have gone on a tremendous run of form, with the 39-year-old earning plenty of praise for his performances.

Zlatan says he will decide his future towards the end of the campaign, while heaping praise on the Italian goalkeeper.

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“He is the best goalkeeper in the world, but I never tell him. He must continue to have ambition, but it’s not normal that he’s never played in the Champions League,” Ibrahimovic told Il Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia.

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“I’ll continue playing as long as I feel well. Then we’ll see, we’ll talk about my contract. I didn’t want to put myself in a trap with no way out, that’s why I initially signed a six-month contract which I renewed afterwards. Others made different choices.”

Donnarumma has played over 225 times for Milan since making his debut for the club aged just 16 in 2015.

He is the Italy number one, taking over from the legendary Gianluigi Buffon but at the age of just 21 years old, he is yet to appear in the Champions League.

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He has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer on a free transfer, but with Milan’s current performance there is growing confidence that they could convince him to re-sign.

Ibrahimovic is currently Milan’s top goalscorer this season with ten goals, despite missing a portion of the season following a positive COVID-19 test and a knee injury that kept him out for a month.

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Shocking: Ibrahimovic tests positive for Coronavirus

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In a statement on the official website, Milan have revealed that Ibrahimovic has tested positive for COVID-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight’s UEL qualifier against Bodø/Glimt.


The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative.

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As a result, it is expected that young striker Lorenzo Colombo will lead the line for the Rossoneri against the high-flying Norwegian side, with Pioli unable to call upon the suspended Ante Rebic or Rafael Leao, who is not yet back at fitness after recovering from COVID himself.

Meanwhile, Alessio Romagnoli, Mateo Musacchio, Leo Duarte and Andrea Conti are all also out, meaning Pioli has a selection nightmare on his hands if a defender gets injured.


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Officially: Ibrahimovic signs new contract at Milan

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed his further one-year deal with AC Milan this morning. The 38-year-old joined the Serie A club for a second time on a six-month deal in January. He scored 10 goals in 18 Serie A games to help Milan to a sixth-place finish.

And he will wear the No.11 kit in the new season according to what he posts in his instagram.

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Milan Coach scared Ibrahimovic might leave so soon

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AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may play his final game for the Serie A giants against Cagliari, but head coach Stefano Pioli hopes that is not the case.

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli hopes Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be playing his last game for the Rossoneri on Saturday and said the club must have loftier ambitions than sixth place next term.

Future of 38-year-old Ibrahimovic remains unclear
Veteran striker Ibrahimovic signed a short-term contract to return to Milan in January and has scored nine goals in 17 Serie A appearances.

Ibrahimovic’s future beyond their season finale against Cagliari remains unclear, though Milan director Ricky Massara said this week talks are ongoing to extend the 38-year-old’s stay.

Pioli has made no secret of his desire to keep Ibrahimovic beyond this season.

When asked about the Sweden great at a news conference, he merely replied: “I hope that tomorrow will not be Ibrahimovic’s last game for Milan.”

Pioli, who confirmed Rafael Leão will start with Ante Rebic unavailable through suspension, has overseen a 12-match unbeaten run since Italian football restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Sixth place won’t be our objective next year, we’ll be aiming higher”
With 11 of those results coming in Serie A, Milan have secured sixth place in the table, but the head coach says the task is now on ensuring they are challenging for elite positions in the top flight.

“We’ll only have a very short break given that we’ll be playing in the preliminary stages of the Europa League on 17 September,” he added.

“We’ve worked really hard to find consistency and establish a playing philosophy. Now, we’re consolidating what we’ll need next season.

“I think that creating a mentality is the most important, complicated and long-lasting aspect. This must provide a foundation from which to work and grow.

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“Many have improved, I knew that I had a quality squad available to me from the beginning. The game played by the team has allowed individuals to develop, while, at the same time, the growth of individuals has allowed the team to play in a certain way.

“We’ve been excellent in 2020 and now we need to finish well. I know that I’m asking a lot of the players and we’re slightly fatigued mentally and physically.

“Sixth place won’t be our objective next year, we’ll be aiming higher.”

It was also confirmed by Milan on Friday that full-back Andrea Conti has undergone keyhole surgery due to a persistent meniscus problem in his left knee. Milan did not put a timeframe on his recovery.

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Ac Milan discusses contract extension with Ibrahimovic and Donnarumma


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Ac Milan discusses contract extension with Ibrahimovic and Donnarumma

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Ricky Massara was asked about Milan pair Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma prior to Wednesday’s 4-1 rout of Sampdoria.

Milan director Ricky Massara said the Serie A club are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma over new contracts.

Ibrahimovic has transformed Milan since arriving on a free transfer in January, though the evergreen 38-year-old is out of contract at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The former Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona striker scored two goals in Wednesday’s 4-1 Serie A rout of Sampdoria, taking his tally to 10 in 2020.

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Asked about Ibrahimovic’s future prior to the midweek clash, Massara told Sky Sport Italia: “We are talking to Mino Raiola and trying to do it behind the scenes, even if it’s difficult to keep anything from the media nowadays.

“There are issues that we will evaluate together, including Ibra’s spirit and desire to continue this wonderful adventure, which has been so positive in the second half of the season.

“We are all happy, first and foremost Ibra, that he’s been able to prove his value to Milan all over again.”

Ibrahimovic and Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma are both represented by outspoken agent Mino Raiola.

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Donnarumma, who made his debut as a 16-year-old in 2015-16, is contracted to the Rossoneri until 2021.

The Italy international – previously linked to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Real Madrid and United – is reportedly ready to extend his San Siro stay.

On Donnarumma, who saved a penalty against Sampdoria, Massara said: “That is a different situation, but we are eager and confident that we can resolve both of them positively. Donnarumma has a contract and we’d like a longer one to create a stronger future together.

“Ibra, on the other hand, is out of contract this summer and so these are very different discussions.”

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‘This is just a tip of an iceberg’ – Ibrahimovic

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AC Milan have enjoyed a complete turnaround in their fortunes since January when Zlatan Ibrahimovic rejoined the club, and the Swede has hit back at those who suggest he is set for retirement, confirming that he’s not finished, but rather just warming up.

After a career in which he has won trophies with Juventus, Inter, Milan, Barcelona and Manchester United, Ibrahimovic would be forgiven for calling it a day.

However, the criticism and opinion of others continues to fuel him and he has left nobody in any doubt of his next move, despite the fact he will be 39 years old in October.

“People think I’m finished and that my career is over, but they don’t know me, I’m not finished, I’m not like you people, you are not Zlatan, I’m just warming up,” Ibrahimovic declared on Twitter.

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“I’ve had to fight all my life, nobody believed in me so I had to believe in myself.

“People who want to break me make me stronger, others tried to take advantage of me but they made me smarter.”

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Ibrahimovic taunts and Mocks Ronaldo over Milan win


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Ibrahimovic taunts and Mocks Ronaldo over Milan win

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked directly at Cristiano Ronaldo and laughed after he tried to put him off during his penalty against Juventus.

Ibrahimovic sparked AC Milan’s remarkable comeback against Juventus by slotting away a penalty after the hour mark.

He found the back of the net from the spot despite Ronaldo hilariously chirping away in the background.

Moments before the Swede stepped up, Ronaldo told Wojciech Szczesny: “Tek, you know him [Ibrahimovic].”

And after the 38-year-old tucked away the penalty, he laughed at Ronaldo in a brilliant exchange between the two football superstars.

Milan, meanwhile, climb to fifth in the league after two incredible victories over Lazio and Juventus.

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Just in : Ibrahimovic to return to Milan after successful surgery

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to return to the AC Milan squad following a calf muscle injury which has kept him out since the season resumed, coach Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday, describing the 38-year-old Swede as a hungry lion.

Pioli said that Ibrahimovic, who returned for a second stint in January and injured his calf in training in late May during the coronavirus stoppage, was likely to be included in the squad for the match away to lowly SPAL on Wednesday.

“Ibrahimovic is doing well. He’s a lion, he’s always hungry. He had a great training session yesterday, if he repeats that today and gives me the all clear then he’ll be in the squad,” Pioli told Milan’s television channel.

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Milan, who dropped to 14th at one point this season, have lost only two matches since the start of the year and have climbed to seventh and may be on course for a Europa League place.

Pioli was appointed in October to replace Marco Giampaolo, who was fired after only seven games of the season, and has slowly but surely begun to turn things around.

“It takes time to build a team and make it grow while implementing your own ideas. But we mustn’t look back, we have to live out these moments with full attention and intensity,” said Pioli.

“There are 30 points up for grabs for us to try and achieve our goal. Our current average of two points a game is an excellent figure. We’re hoping to keep it up, and we’re hoping that it will be enough to qualify for Europe.”

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Ibrahimovic Return on hold

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss AC Milan’s first Serie A match back after a three-month coronavirus shutdown with the Swedish veteran struggling for fitness after a calf injury, coach Stefano Pioli said on Sunday.

Ninth-placed Milan travel south to play relegation candidates Lecce in an empty Stadio Via del Mare on Monday looking to push their way closer to the Europa League places.

But they will be without the 38-year-old Swedish forward, who picked up a calf injury after returning to team training last month.

“Ibrahimovic is better, he’ll have another check-up next week,” said Pioli.

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“He’s working extremely hard, but I still don’t know when he’ll be able to return.”

Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio’s season looks over as he prepares to undergo ankle surgery.

“I fear that Musacchio’s season has been cut short,” the coach said.

“In recent months he has lived with a problem that has become unmanageable.”

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AC Milan players all underwent coronavirus tests on Sunday morning before taking the plane south to Lecce, in the boot of Italy.

Pioli’s side were knocked out of the Italian Cup by Juventus this month and face a battle to qualify for Europe next season.

“If football hadn’t returned, it would have been a Serie A full of regret for us, but now we have 12 games to try to achieve our aim,” he said.

“There’s a lot at stake and we must aim for European qualification.”

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AC Milan got off to a slow start this season with Pioli replacing sacked Marco Giampaolo after they lost four of their opening six matches.

There are reports that former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick will replace Pioli at the seven-time Champions League winners next season.

“We’re professionals, we’re used to working while lots of rumours circle around us,” said the former Fiorentina and Inter Milan coach.

“We can’t get distracted and must only think about actions on the pitch and taking charge of our fate.”

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Ibrahimovic travels back to Sweden


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Ibrahimovic travels back to Sweden


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly flown back to Sweden for treatment after sustaining a calf injury during training for Milan.

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According to Sky Sport Italia, the club authorised the striker to leave the base camp and his jet took off from Linate Airport this afternoon.

Ibrahimovic is expected to be out of action for approximately a month after suffering a calf strain, but was relieved that initial fears of an Achilles tendon injury were unfounded.

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He had a physiotherapy session this morning at the Milanello training ground, but then left the country.

It’s reported he will return to Milan next week, at which point he’ll have to again undergo a period of quarantine and double swab test before being allowed back into training.


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Happiness Hits Milan as Ibrahimovic Career won’t end despite Serious Injury


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not suffered a career-ending Achilles injury, AC Milan have confirmed, but the Swedish striker is still facing up to a spell on the sidelines.

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The 38-year-old suffered an untimely knock during a training session with the Rossoneri on Monday.

Initial fears regarding his long-term fitness suggested that the vastly-experienced frontman may have to consider hanging up his boots.

A calf complaint had laid Ibrahimovic low, but there were also claims that an Achilles problem was forcing a modern-day legend onto the treatment table.

Any tendon damage in that area would have made it difficult for a seasoned performer to work his way back.

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Milan are, however, adamant that no muscles have been snapped.

The Serie A giants said in a statement posted on their official club website : “AC Milan reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic in yesterday’s training reported an injury to the soleus muscle of his right calf. The Achilles tendon is perfectly intact.

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“An instrumental control examination will be carried out in 10 days.”

While Milan will continue to monitor Ibrahimovic’s situation, no timescale is being put on a possible recovery.

That means that the former Juventus and Manchester United forward will likely be missing when competitive football resumes in Italy.

Serie A clubs have been allowed back in training since May 19.

A vote has also been passed that is intended to see the 2019-20 campaign resume on June 13 .

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The Italian football federation has set a deadline of August 20 for getting the current season completed, with the next one due to begin on September 1.

There had been reports during a period of indefinite lockdown that Ibrahimovic would not return to Milan.

He spent time training with Hammarby in his homeland during an enforced break and saw it suggested that he could stay on with a club that he holds a stake in.

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Said speculation proved to be wide of the mark, as the enigmatic striker returned to San Siro, but it remains to be seen if any more minutes will be taken in.

Ibrahimovic only committed to a short-term deal with Milan in December after leaving MLS side the LA Galaxy, although that agreement does include the option for a 12-month extension through to the summer of 2021.


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😱😱😱 Ibrahimovic sustains ‘Long term’ injury in training


Ibrahimovic sustains injury in training & could be sidelined for long time, per Sky Italia reports.

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Sky Italia among others (via MilanNews) are reporting that Ibrahimovic injured himself in training on Monday morning and that the Swedish forward will undergo tests to establish the extent of the problem.

The fear is that he will be out for a long time, and considering his age and his contract situation at Milan, instantly the thought is that he may have played his last game for the club or even his career.

It happened in a training match where Ibra made an attempt to reach a long throw, and there is a real possibility that he has overstretched his calf, a problem he had in January and February.

Milan hopes that the injury has not involved the Achilles tendon, but the risk is there. The attacker left Milanello without crutches, but dark in the face.


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Players Ibrahimovic hates, Edison Cavani Tops list

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Former LA Galaxy player Michael Ciani has revealed some of the insights he was given in a private conversation with Swedish star Ibrahimovic.

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It is no secret that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani did not hit it off as best buddies when they linked up at Paris Saint-Germain. But now stories about their relationship have been revealed by a former teammate which confirm the opinion that the Swede had of the Uruguayan.

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~Michael Ciani, who shared the changing room with Zlatan at LA Galaxy, told RMC Sport about some of the striker’s confessions.

“If you are close with Cavani, Ibra doesn’t like it. Either you are with Ibra or against him.

“He told me that everything was fine with Laurent Blanc at PSG. The only person he did not get along with was Cavani. He told me that he had only hated three or four teammates in his entire career… and one of them was Cavani.”

Recently, a new LA Galaxy full back, Emiliano Insúa, revealed that he was made well aware of his new team mates’ opinions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic upon his arrival.


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Ibrahimovic and Kessie ‘will return to Italy this coming weekend’

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AC Milan are set to welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Kessie back into Italy in the coming days, a report claims.

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The former has been training with Hammarby in his native Sweden, the team he owns 25% of, with a view to staying in shape there before returning to Milano once a date is confirmed for a return to training with the Rossoneri.

According to SportMediaset (via MilanLive), it was previously assumed that the 38-year-old would return to Italy this coming weekend, however it is now believed Ibra will land on Monday.

He will have to undergo some standard health checks and will initially be forced to train in quarantine, while next week will be decisive both for the future of the Serie A season and for the fate of Ibrahimovic himself.

With a contract expiring on 30 June, the Milan striker will have to discuss with the club about a possible but still complex renewal.

Meanwhile, il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanLive) are reporting Kessie is expected to catch a return flight to Milano between Saturday and Sunday. Therefore, the Ivorian midfielder should arrive in Italy by the weekend.


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Ibrahimovic set to take part in a televised friendly for Hammarby on Friday


AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to take part in a televised friendly for Hammarby on Friday.
The 38-year-old returned to his native Sweden after the 2019-20 season was called to a temporary halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ibrahimovic has been training with Hammarby during the self-isolation period, and is not expected to return to San Siro until a date is set for the campaign to resume.

Italy is currently in state of emergency, but lockdown measures are due to end on May 3, with clubs across the country hopeful of getting back to work later in the month.

Ibrahimovic signed a six-month contract with Milan after calling time on a successful spell in MLS with the LA Galaxy, but it is not yet known whether his services will be retained beyond the summer.

The Rossoneri are happy for the former Sweden international to maintain his fitness levels at Hammarby with a view to returning to Italy in peak condition, but the forward recently admitted that he is not sure where his future lies.

Ibrahimovic has now confirmed that he will be participating in an internal friendly at the Tele2 Arena, which will see Hammarby, Bajans and IK Frej players divided into two teams.

He wrote on Twitter: “Want to see me do magic? Watch me in action with Hammarby live and free on Dplay.se tomorrow Friday at 10.00 CET.”

Hammarby boss Jesper Jansson said Ibrahimovic has “looked really impressive” in training, before explaining the reasons behind the match during an interview with Fotbollsthlm.

He said: “We call it: ‘competition on training’. We have different steps to motivate our players and tomorrow’s game will be a part of it.

“We have three teams where there will be match play during training. We see it as a fun thing and as a challenge. It will be fun for the guys to turn up the tempo.”


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Ibrahimovic ‘could finish career at his own club Hammarby in Sweden’


Yet another interesting hypothesis has emerged regarding the possible future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to a report.

The Sweden only officially secured his return to the Rossoneri in January eight years after swapping the San Siro for PSG, but there are widespread rumours that he could depart after just a few months if the club undergoes yet another revolution.

A few different hypotheses have been put forward regarding his future, including a stay in Serie A with Napoli or Bologna, or even possibly retirement altogether.


According to SportMediaset though (via MilanLive), the 38-year-old could finish his career with Swedish side Hammarby, the club that he owns 25% of.

He is currently training with the Stockholm club with a view to keeping fit during the Coronavirus lockdown, but it could become more than just that as he could decide to try and win the championship in Sweden. The last and only Hammarby title dates back to 2001.


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COVID-19: Ibrahimovic drops £100k to support fight against coronavirus.


The Milan striker wants to give back to the country in it’s time of need. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated 100,000 euros to support Humanitas Hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The AC Milan striker has donated the sum and set up an online fundraiser that has raised an additional 50,000 euros in one day. Alessio Romagnoli and Rafael Leao are listed as donors on Ibrahimovic’s call to action.


The striker released a video on his social media platforms stating his desire to given back to Italy and to stand strong in this time of need.

The coronavirus has hit Italy very hard as the country represents the highest infection and fatality rates outside of China, the country has over 2,500 deaths and over 35,000 confirmed cases.

The former Sweden international also gave an uplifting message where he declared, “Let’s kick the Coronavirus away together and win this match!And remember: if the virus don’t go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!”


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AC Milan set to renew Ibrahimovic’s contract


AC Milan are ready to make a sizeable economic offer to try and persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at the club for another year, a report claims.

The impact of the Swede has been nothing but positive at Milanello, where his team-mates look at him as an example. The presence of such an experienced player and personality helps the group.


However, his contract expires in June and automatic renewal is expected only in the event of qualification for the Champions League, which at this stage is unlikely.

It was reported in Tuesday’s edition of newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport that the Rossoneri are already looking to prepare for next season and have made the decision that – in the event that a top four finish is not achieved – they will offer Ibrahimovic a new deal.

Now, SportMediaset (via MilanLive) are also claiming that Milan want to continue with Ibrahimovic into next season. Subsequently, the management in the coming months will put forward a net offer of €7million to try and persuade him to stay on, as he will turn 39 later this year.

That figure is about twice what the former PSG man will earn for his initial six months, having arrived in January. The guarantee that Milan are ready to return to being competitive though may be the key factor.


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Milan 1-1 Juventus: Report, Ratings &amp Reactions


A controversial late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Juventus an undeserved draw in their Coppa Italia semi final clash against ten-men AC Milan, cancelling out Ante Rebić’s sliding finish in a 1-1 encounter in Thursday’s first leg.

Milan created the clearest chances in the first half, with Gianluigi Buffon making good saves to deny Davide Calabria and Rebić. On the other hand, La Vecchia Signora struggled to fashion chances for themselves and looked lethargic in their attacks.

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Unknown characters destroy Ibrahimovic’s statue again in Sweden


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue in his hometown of Malmo was vandalised overnight Saturday, Swedish police reported.

The statue has been the target of numerous attacks since the Swedish footballer invested in Stockholm-based Hammarby, angering supporters of Malmo FF, the club where he began his professional career.

In November, a day after his investment in Hammarby, Ibrahimovic filed a “hate crime” complaint after the statue was attacked with fire and paint and the word ‘Judas’ daubed across the front door of his Stockholm home.


In the latest incident, the statue had collapsed against the barrier protecting it, its feet partially chopped off.

“A vandalism complaint has been lodged,” NobleSport learnt


There are calls from local inhabitants for the statue outside Malmo’s city stadium to be moved.

“I can understand that many people are disappointed in Zlatan’s behaviour but vandalising a statute is simply unworthy. Better to express your dissatisfaction in a democratic way,” Malmo deputy mayor Frida Trollmyr said.

A citizens’ initiative to move the sculpture will be considered in February, she added.

Ibrahimovic, 38, is set to make his debut for former club AC Milan in Serie A on Monday after signing a six-month contract with the former European champions last week. NobleSport culled


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Grave Rivals: Ibrahimovic sends clear letter to C. Ronaldo

…says, competing with you would be exciting


Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent a clear message to Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo that his competition with him in the Serie A would be ‘exciting’ after he signed for AC Milan on Friday.

The 38-year-old also said he knows what to do in the Italian top-flight league, adding that ‘you have to suffer’ to be the best.

Ibrahimovic, who spent two seasons with Milan from 2010 to 2012, signed a six-month deal with the Serie A giants.


The former Manchester United hitman joins as a free agent, having decided to end his two-year stint with MLS side, LA Galaxy last year.

“I know what I have to do, Zlatan is still here,” Ibrahimovic told reporters as he was officially presented by his new club AC Milan on Friday.


“The duel with Cristiano Ronaldo will be exciting.”

He added: “You have to suffer: those who don’t know how to suffer can’t be the best.

“I’ll get meaner and meaner. I expect a lot from my teammates too.”

Ibrahimovic will now hope to lead AC Milan to victory when they host Sampdoria in the Serie A fixture on Monday.


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Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms return to AC Milan by free transfer.


AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, who was available on a free transfer after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 38-year-old let his contract with the Major League Soccer side expire to pursue a return to Europe, and has joined Milan for the rest of the season with an option for on


“I am returning to a club that I respect enormously and to a city that I love,” said the striker. “I will fight with my teammates to change the course of this season and I will do everything to achieve our goals.”

Milan fought off competition from several different sides, including Serie A rivals Napoli and Bologna, while there were even links to both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, but those rumours have now been put to bed.

For Ibrahimović, he is now set for a third spell at San Siro and a second with Milan. He initially joined the club back in 2010 on loan from Barcelona, before sealing a permanent switch the following summer.


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He left for Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, having racked up an impressive 56 goals and 24 assists from his 85 games with I Rossoneri.

Ibrahimović won the Serie A title in the 2010/11 campaign, but he now joins a Milan side who are struggling in the middle of the table.

Scoring goals has been a major problem for Stefano Pioli’s side this year. Having managed just 16 goals all year, they have fallen to 11th in the standings and are well behind in the race for European qualification.


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Krzysztof Piątek and Rafael Leão have managed just five goals between them, while left-back Theo Hernández is their joint-top scorer with four.

The hope is that Ibrahimović, who bagged 31 goals in as many games for LA Galaxy last season, will be able to fire Milan back up the league table and salvage something from this otherwise disappointing campaign


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AC Millan keen on signing Z.ibrahimovic in january

…Zlatan Ibrahimović back to the club in the January transfer window following the 38-year-old’s departure from MLS side LA Galaxy.


After joining the Galaxy in March 2018, the striker spent two seasons in the United States and netted 52 goals in 56 appearances for Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side.

Despite very much being in the twilight of his career, Ibrahimović has continued his prolific goalscoring form and has accumulated interest from a host of different European clubs, such as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.


AC Milan are confident of securing a deal to bring Zlatan Ibrahimović back to the club in the January transfer window following the 38-year-old’s departure from MLS side LA Galaxy.

After joining the Galaxy in March 2018, the striker spent two seasons in the United States and netted 52 goals in 56 appearances for Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side.


Despite very much being in the twilight of his career, Ibrahimović has continued his prolific goalscoring form and has accumulated interest from a host of different European clubs, such as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer rumours continue..
However, according to Ansa.It (via the Daily Mail), I Rossoneri are confident of agreeing the terms of a deal to bring Ibrahimović back to the San Siro despite competition from other clubs.

The two parties have been locked in meetings for weeks as talks over the potential transfer continue, but Milan have stepped up their efforts in recent days to secure a deal for the former Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United star.

Ibrahimović was at the San Siro with AC Milan between 2010 and 2012, scoring 56 goals in 85 games for Il Diavolo and winning the 2010/11 Serie A and 2011 Supercoppa Italiana.


Since the Swede left, Milan have failed to win a league title and have won just one major honour, the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana, illustrating the club’s fall from grace in recent years.

They have continued to struggle so far in the 2019/20 season and currently languish in 11th place in the league, gaining 21 points from 17 games and residing a whopping 21 points behind leaders and fierce rivals, Inter.


Milan’s miserable season reached a new low after a 5-0 thumping by Atalanta on Sunday, the club’s heaviest defeat in Serie A history. Despite this, Stefano Pioli’s position as manager remains safe for the time being and Ibrahimović is believed to remain keen on reuniting with his former employees in the January transfer window as his search for a new club continues.


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