Milan Risked Losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to PSG Before April Extension

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the first and only player on an expiring contract to re-up with Milan. While finding an understanding appeared easy, his future was not 100 percent sure. Before putting pen-to-paper with the Rossoneri, the Swedish ace inquired about a return to PSG, Le Parisien claims.

In particular, his agent Mino Raiola talked to director Leonardo. However, the French club did have interest in a reunion, and Ibrahimovic stayed put. The representative brought Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris later in the summer. Despite the rumors about Kylian Mbappé, Mauro Icardi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, PSG have not modified their attack thus far.

Ibrahimovic signed a one-year extension in late April. He kept the same wages despite coming off an injury-riddled campaign. He previously spent five years in the French Capital, winning the title three domestic titles. According to the newspaper, he considered PSG to be the right team to chase after the Champions League. The big-eared trophy that has eluded him during the course of his career.

The 39-year-old striker is gearing up for his second straight campaign with Milan and the fifth overall. He is trying to accelerate the rehab from knee surgery and is targeting the opening match, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. Olivier Giroud will join him in the front-line in 2021-2022. Moreover, Ibrahimovic has not ruled out the possibility of playing again with the Swedish national team. He planned to participate in the Euro before getting hurt. He could finish his career in the 2022 World Cup, the Italian publication adds.