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The Return Of The King: Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to Milan?

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Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic be making his way back to Milan during the mercato?

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The end of the season is nigh - a relief for weary Milanisti, who can only hope that some sort of revival of the remnants of their once-storied club awaits in the summer. However, as they say, when a door closes, a window opens. The particular window to which we refer, of course, is the transfer window. Rejoice, Milanisti! The mercato is upon us!

Rumors are part and parcel of the transfer window, and one in particular has gained traction over the weekend. Various reports, both in Italy and elsewhere, have heralded the return of one Zlatan Ibahimovic back to Milan. Apparently, per The Guardian, PSG’s owners are increasingly concerned that Zlatan makes them look bad (because, you know, there’s no way Qatar could look worse right now, but we digress), and are willing to pony up to push him out. The Swede’s recent angry outburst after a defeat to Bordeaux - in which Ibrahimovic suggested that France is a ‘shit country’ that doesn’t deserve PSG – is, per PSG’s owners, bad for Qatar’s image by association (it would seem the deaths of thousands of migrant workers per day is no biggie, reputation-wise, but that’s another story for another time.)

The Rossoneri are reported to be at the forefront among Zlatan’s many suitors. Multiple outlets are abuzz with the news that Silvio Berlusconi is desperate to return Milan to its former glory and has tasked Adriano Galliani to secure a coach with actual credentials (farewell, Pippo, we barely knew ye) and some high-profile signings. Could Milanisti finally have reason to hope again? Time will tell.