Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played down talk that he could have moved to Arsenal this summer, while confirming that AC Milan were “desperate” to sign him.
The Swedish ace was the subject of heavy transfer speculation during the off-season, with several reports linking him with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal.
However, the former Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan man dismissed such speculation, admitting he has no real desire to leave the Ligue 1 giants.
“No, so the interest that existed, I have not committed myself to,” Ibrahimovic is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“It is [agent] Mino [Raiola] who takes care of the pieces. When I give notice that I want something to happen I get involved. But this summer I have been resting up, I enjoyed the holiday, but I know that Milan were a bit desperate.”
Ibrahimovic said interest from the Serie A side was real, but he reiterated his desire to remain with the Parisian club.
“It was concrete from their side,” Ibrahimovic said.
“A lot of interest but I said from the beginning that I will stay with PSG. I like it, we have a good team, my family feel good and it’s just positive with Paris and PSG. But they wanted, they wanted much.”
Arsenal missed on adding another striker to its squad after Paris Saint-Germain reportedly set an asking price of £50m for Uruguayan attacker Edinson Cavani.
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