Barcelona chief speculates that superstar linked to Arsenal may opt for Serie A return

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Ariedo Braida, Barcelona‘s general director and international adviser, has speculated that Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may be tempted to return to Serie A.

The superstar hitman has been influential this season as PSG have claimed the Ligue 1 title in record time, and hit four goals—including a spectacular nine-minute hat-trick—as the French giants demolished Troyes 9-0 on Sunday.

Not only was the match the biggest-ever away win in Ligue 1 history, but it was also the match that confirmed PSG as French champions—breaking Olympique Lyonnais’ record for winning the title in the fastest time.

However, with his contract coming to an end this summer, the striker’s future is up in the air, and it remains to be seen whether he will sign a new deal in the French capital.

Braida certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see the forward return to Milan, where he spent two seasons between 2010 and 2012, winning the Serie A title and the Italian Super Cup in 2011.

“He loves Milan,” Braida began, speaking to Premium Sport [via Sport Mediaset’s website], “and might decide to go back.”

However, in recent days, the Swedish hitman has been linked with a move to Arsenal, with the Mirror reporting that the veteran attacker had been proposed to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger ahead of a possible summer switch.

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The tabloid proceeded to suggest that the forward was keen on a move to London, although it remains to be seen whether Wenger will be tempted by a striker who—despite scoring 27 league goals this season—is 34, and coming towards the end of his career.

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