Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with numerous major clubs linked with his signature.
However, the Swede’s current teammate Salvatore Sirigu has spoken out about the chances of the forward’s departure from the Parc des Princes this summer.
“Ibrahimovic?” Sirigu began, speaking to Sky Sport [via Le 10 Sport], on the occasion of Italy’s friendly with Portugal on Thursday.
“I don’t think he will leave!”
The superstar, who has only one year left on his contract at PSG, has been linked with a move back to former club AC Milan, where he remains a legend [Mirror].
However, Le 10 Sport understand that the Rossoneri’s inability to offer Zlatan Champions League football has dissuaded him from a nostalgic return to Lombardy.
Zlatan recently met with PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Qatar to discuss his future, with the pair believed to agree that the former Barcelona hitman will see out his current deal in the French capital.
While PSG could offer Zlatan another shot at Europe’s premier club competition—a tournament the striker has never won—Liverpool could not offer him a route back to the Champions League.
Another Premier League option for the forward appears to be Chelsea, with Calcio Mercato Web reporting last week that Jose Mourinho had made contact with the striker.
However, with Radamel Falcao looking nailed on to join the Pensioners this summer, and Diego Costa looking like remaining at the club, it is hard to see exactly where Zlatan would fit in at Stamford Bridge.
However, Ibrahimovic worked with Mourinho at Inter Milan, and may be open to a reunion.
Beyond Chelsea, both Manchester United and Liverpool are believed to be keen on the forward, according to the Express, although it remains to be seen whether either club will make an official approach for the forward.
Liverpool, like Milan, could not offer Zlatan the Champions League football he craves, although United—following their revival under Louis van Gaal—would allow Zlatan to continue his quest for Europe’s top honour.