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AC Milan investment could entice former club hero to return this summer

AC Milan’s reported takeover from Chinese investors could result in current Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the club.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, both the Rossoneri and city rivals Inter are back on the radar for the Swedish international, with his family said to prefer a return to Italy given their enjoyable previous experiences in the country.

With his contract with the Ligue 1 champions set to expire this summer, Ibrahimovic’s future has dominated transfer speculation in recent months with a whole host of options believed to be on the table.

However, should either Silvio Berlusconi or Erick Thohir give the go-ahead for new investment this summer, with both clubs garnering interest from China, it could in turn persuade Ibrahimovic to return to Milan and be part of one of their new ambitious projects.

As noted by Gazzetta, the 34-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola recently left the door open to a return to Milan, with either club, and would be willing to sacrifice money in order to make the move happen.

While the Premier League and big-money offers from Qatar and China remain possibilities, it is reported that Ibrahimovic would be open to a return to Italy with the added benefit of the Chinese investment being able to financially reward him anyway.

Both of his former clubs would undoubtedly be keen to add him to their respective squads this summer, with both missing out on the Champions League after underwhelming campaigns.

The Rossoneri have disappointed in particular, as they have dropped down into seventh place in recent weeks while Inter remain in fourth.

However, with the hope of investment this summer, both of the Italian giants will be optimistic that they will be able to improve next season and Ibrahimovic would be an important part of that process.

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