Italian Serie A

AC Milan admit Ibrahimovic deal is "possible"

August 18, 2010
By Soccernet staff

AC Milan director general Ariedo Braida has revealed the club are considering making a move to sign Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibrahimovic: Former Inter star joins Milan
GettyImagesIbrahimovic: Former Inter star joins Milan

"It's not easy to sign Ibrahimovic, but it is possible," Braida said. "It doesn't just depend on us, as it also depends on Barcelona and the player."

Ibrahimovic is reportedly seeking a move after the arrival of Spain striker David Villa knocked him down the pecking order at the Nou Camp. The Rossoneri are looking to boost their attacking options and are willing to offload Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in order to raise funds for a high-profile signing.

Braida told Spanish TV channel RAC-1: "I know Ibrahimovic well and he is a great player. The problem is that Milan have three, four or five forwards for two or three places. In order to sign a new striker, we'd have to sell one. Having said that, everything is possible. Yes, this can happen."

Ibrahimovic played for Milan rivals Inter for three-years before moving to Barcelona in a €60 million player-plus-cash deal in July 2009, with Samuel Eto'o heading the in other direction.