PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic hints at possible AC Milan return
Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dropped a big hint that he could make a return to AC Milan this summer, saying they are the "biggest club" he ever played for and that he never wanted to leave them in 2012.
Ibrahimovic's contract expires at the end of the season and his agent, Mino Raiola, said last week that the 34-year-old is open to a return to the Rossoneri, where he spent two years before joining PSG.
Ibrahimovic has now told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I want to keep on playing. Wherever it is we'll just have to see. I'll decide soon.
"I have a good relationship with Milan and I care about them. They are the biggest club I played for.
"It wasn't me who wanted to leave when I left Milan, it was other people, but it went the way it went. Now we'll see how the future is. You never know if the future will be the same as the past, but let's see. All will be revealed soon."
The Sweden international added: "This year has been the best year of my career. I still feel I'm getting better and I just need to continue.
"I've worked even harder this season -- more than normal, and my normal work is already a lot. When you work so hard, you always get your reward."
Ibrahimovic has scored 35 goals in Ligue 1 this season, more than in any of his previous three seasons at PSG, and is not ruling out the prospect of a new deal at the Parc des Princes.
Asked why he was leaving by France's RMC, he replied: "I'm not sure I am leaving. The future will be told -- soon. Soon it will be said so let's see what happens.
"You know in a relationship, it depends on two persons, not only one. The other part and your part. So let's see what happens."
The former Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona star also addressed his rant last year, when he described France as a "s--- country."
He had addressed the comments at the time, saying they were "not against France or the French people," and he added to RMC: "I love France.
"I said it before. Paris for me is the best city I ever lived in and I have lived in Amsterdam, Milan, Barcelona, Turin and my home city, Malmo.
"And I say Paris -- you cannot compare with something else.
"When I did my mistake, when I said what I said about France, I was speaking about the football. The football still needs to grow and progress, [but] I see results after four years. It has nothing to do with the country. I am for peace and love.
"And France will always be in my heart and I will never forget France because, what I did here, nobody can take that away from me."
Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.