AC Milan are in “pole position” to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic should he choose to leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to Adriano Galliani.
The Swede has one year left on his contract at Parc des Princes and has been heavily linked with a departure from the three-time French champions this summer.
Milan, whom Ibrahimovic departed for PSG in 2012, have been one of the clubs most strongly linked with purchasing the former Barcelona striker for a second stint in Rossoneri colours.
Although Galliani is pessimistic about the chances of the 33-year-old leaving Ligue 1, the Milan CEO firmly believes the Italian side have a better shot than anyone else at signing Ibrahimovic.
“Ibrahimovic is a difficult case,” he told Mediaset Premium. “He’s a player who is now under contract at PSG and the chance of him returning is minimal.
“He’s almost certain to stay in Paris, but if he was to leave then we would be in pole position to sign him.”
Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of PSG’s season opener against Lille on Friday due to a knock picked up in the Trophee des Champions win over Lyon last Saturday.
Contrastingly, it’s been a week of excellent news for his former club as Milan secured huge investment from Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol.
Roma centre-back Alessio Romagnoli is the next player in the club’s sights and Galliani says the Italy Under-21 international’s future now depends on whether his current club accept Milan’s bid.
“It now depends on Roma,” Gialliani added on the topic of Romagnoli. “We won’t raise our offer by even a single Euro as what we’re offering is already stratospheric.”
Milan hired Sinisa Mihajlovic this summer in an attempt to turn around their fortunes, having finished 10th in Serie A last season under Filippo Inzaghi.