Zlatan: I offered myself to PSG

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AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he offered his services to his former club Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. 

Before the 40-year-old signed his latest contract extension at the San Siro in April, it was reported that his agent Mino Raiola contacted the Ligue 1 giants to see if they were interested in re-signing the striker, but sporting director Leonardo turned down the Swede, according to Forza Italian Football 

At the time, Les Parisiens were relying on Moise Kean and Mauro Icardi as their striker options, and the former PSG star seemingly identified an opportunity to once again become their main man in attack. 

However, the Rossoneri forward has now given his version of events in his new book called Adrenaline, which refutes the aforementioned claim.  

"Summer 2021. It's true, I offered myself to PSG, but not as a footballer, as a sporting director," the Sweden international said, per RMC 

"I called Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president, and I suggested to him: 'If I do not renew my contract with Milan, I will come to PSG and I will restore order to your team.'

"Nasser laughed, but he did not say 'no'." 

Despite not getting his desired move, Zlatan has insisted he is happy to still play for Milan. 

"I liked the project [at PSG] but that wasn't enough to stop the feeling of fear and panic I felt at the idea of stopping my football career," he added. 

"I would have gone to Paris, I would have observed the team's training and I would have asked myself a thousand times: 'Why did you stop?'" 

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In a recent interview, the goal-getter also shared his view on the ongoing investigation against Juventus, which could see them being relegated to Serie B – he experienced a similar situation with the Turin club in 2006, when the Bianconeri were involved in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal.  

"It is only at the beginning, it is too early to judge," the forward said, per Corriere della Sera.  

"I can tell you that I am very careful about taxes, budgets, money, I pay well for the people who take care of them. 

"We won those Scudetto (2006), and no one can take them away from us.  

"Nobody can erase the sweat, the fatigue, the suffering, the injuries, the goals.  

"For this reason, when they say that I have won 11 league titles in my career, I correct them: There are 13.  

"[Former Juve director Luciano] Moggi was awe-inspiring, though not me. Like [ex-AC Milan president Silvio] Berlusconi." 

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