AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has conceded that the club may not be able to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic the kind of deal he wants this summer.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has confirmed that he will leave the French capital when his contract expires at the end of the season, thus opening the door to a return to Italy.
However, based on Galliani’s comments on Saturday night, he has cast doubt over the Rossoneri’s ability to compete financially with other clubs, a plight that he argues all Italian clubs are facing.
“Signing Ibrahimovic is very tough as there are many clubs after him,” he told reporters, as noted by La Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s especially difficult as it requires us to make an offer that many Italian teams are not capable of. But we’ll see.”
Ibrahimovic took his tally to 38 goals in Ligue 1 this season on Saturday night, setting a new club record as he went on to celebrate with his teammates after the final whistle at the Parc des Princes.
The 34-year-old revealed that he already knows which club he will be joining next, but with Milan seemingly struggling to seal a move, it will give hope to Manchester United supporters with the club linked with the Swedish international for months, as reported by The Telegraph.
While LA Galaxy are also understood to be an option for the former Milan and Barcelona star, given his level of performance this season, he will arguably want to continue to play at a high level in Europe, and that could now involve a move to the Premier League.
Given his history with Louis van Gaal though, with the pair falling out during their time together at Ajax, it remains to be seen whether or not a managerial change at Old Trafford is needed before he decides that Manchester is indeed his next destination.