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Aug 25, 2010

Milan: Barcelona want to sell Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future will become clearer on Thursday, when Barcelona and AC Milan hold further talks regarding a potential transfer for the Sweden striker.

Ibrahimovic has been the subject of talks between AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and Barcelona officials, with a view to the former Inter striker joining the Rossoneri.

"Negotiations will continue tomorrow (Thursday)." Galliani told AC Milan's official website. "Tomorrow at noon I have an appointment with the president of Barcelona (Sandro Rosell). Let's see.

"The negotiations are very complex, very difficult, very expensive, but the relationship with Sandro Rosell is really good and he is very nice. The will of Barcelona is to sell the player to Milan. There is a lot of money to overcome and this is the difficulty."

Galliani has vowed to do all he can to bring the 28-year-old back to Italy, even if it means missing Milan's Serie A opener against Lecce on Sunday.

"I will not deceive anyone but I will not even say that we do it for sure," he said. "I will try and that's why I am here, I do not move, even if it means not going to Milan against Lecce on Sunday.

"I do all that is in my ability and capacity to try to bring this great champion to Milan. It is very difficult. What effect has made me to see Ibra at the stadium? The effect is as great as always, a great champion who has absolutely given his willingness to come to Milan."

Despite the potential arrival of Ibrahimovic at the club, Galliani has denied current strikers Marco Borriello and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar are set to leave the San Siro.

"I would point out that there are not any other moves being made by Milan," he said. "There is Borriello, there is Huntelaar. I often see in the papers that they are part of the transfer, but there is no truth in that."

Ibrahimovic has revealed the extent to which his Barca career has unravelled, claiming not to have spoken to head coach Pep Guardiola for six months.

The former Juventus striker has also expressed a desire to play alongside two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho.

"I haven't spoken to Guardiola for six months," Ibrahimovic told Sky Italia. "I do not know the reason for this, but there are certainly problems.

"As for Milan, for now, I do not know anything about a possible move, so I will remain a Barcelona player. But I would like to play alongside a player such as Ronaldinho."

When asked about the possibilty of playing as part of an attacking trio with Ibrahimovic and Alexandre Pato, Ronaldinho said he'd love to play with the Swede.

"I do not know about that but I'd love to play with one of the best strikers in the world," Ronaldinho said. "It would be a perfect signing for Milan."

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