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Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'out for four weeks'

PSG manager Laurent Blanc confirmed in his post match press conference after their victory over Chelsea that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had suffered a hamstring injury.

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury against Chelsea, owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has told RMC.

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Ibrahimovic, 32, was forced to come off 68 minutes into his side's 3-1 Champions League quarterfinal first-leg win at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

The Sweden international was due to undergo tests on the injury on Thursday, and Al-Khelaifi has since confirmed that the former AC Milan man is out of the return leg at Stamford Bridge, while he may not be fully fit until at least the beginning of May.

"We are waiting for the results of his tests," he said. "But I think he will be absent for a minimum of four weeks. He will not be playing in the return match against Chelsea, it's impossible."

Should Al-Khelaifi be correct, Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for both legs of the Champions League semifinal, providing PSG progress to the last four.

Meanwhile, with the Ligue 1 title looking to be heading to Paris for the second year running, Al-Khelaifi also revealed that coach Laurent Blanc is on the verge of signing a contract extension, following his good work since replacing Carlo Ancelotti in the summer.

"I have great respect for Ancelotti, who is a great coach, but Laurent Blanc has done a lot to change the style and the quality of play,” he said. “I am very happy and I hope that he can sign an extension this week. He is very happy at the club and there is no reason not to stay with PSG."


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