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Milan confirm Zlatan deal

Italian giants agree four-year deal for striker

By Nadia Carminati.   Last Updated: 28/08/10 9:01pm

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Ibrahimovic: AC Milan deal

Ibrahimovic: AC Milan deal

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AC Milan have confirmed the signing of striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona on loan, with the option to buy him next summer.

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The former Inter Milan player, who arrived at Camp Nou last summer in a big-money switch, has been heavily linked with a return to Serie A.

And a four-year deal worth €24million (£19.7m) has now been agreed, with Swedish frontman Ibrahimovic set to join Milan on a year-long loan before signing a permanent contract at the end of the season.

The 28-year-old striker is due to undergo a medical on Monday before completing the deal.

Agreement

"We have agreed a deal for a season's loan and then the right to buy for €24m," said Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani.

"He will undergo a medical on Monday and sign a four-year contract."

Ibrahimovic was delighted to finally see the two clubs reach an agreement over his future.

"I'm really happy. Everything has been solved in a positive way," Ibrahimovic told Sky Italia. "Now I come back to the city of Milan but with another team.

"They are an important side and with a big tradition.

"The attack is fantastic. I hope to win the Champions League and everything."

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