Former Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic would not be moving to the Serie A to play for AC Milan, as per the comments of the sporting director Leonardo. Milan dreamt of a big return of the Swede to help reinvigorate their attacking power. However, the 37-year old has decided to stick it out in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Leonardo revealed that Ibrahimovic said as far as LA Galaxy satisfied his conditions he would remain in America. Leonardo said it would have been “a marvelous story and a strong signal” had the former player returned to the club. Zlatan played from 2010 to 2012, winning the Serie A title before his big move to PSG.

Milan would now intensify efforts at landing a creative player in Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard has said he would like to remain with Chelsea until the end of the season. However, with the former Arsenal and Barcelona man barely getting game time, it is likely he would accede to the move to Italy next summer.

“Leonardo confirmed that Milan were “evaluating the conditions “.” This is to avoid Financial Fair Play issues. He said the owners want to “invest in the club “ but “there are parameters to be respected.”

For now Milan have added Lucas Paquetain a USD40 million move. He is set to have his medical on Monday. His youth and quality is expected to help boost the attacking prowess of the Italian side. Leonardo spoke highly of the 21-year old Flamengo star, hoping he would go on to add something substantial to the already star studded side.