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Mourinho aims to keep Ibra

Image: Ibrahimovic: Top scorer

Jose Mourinho remains optimistic that Inter Milan can persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay with the club.

Inter coach wants striker to partner new signing Milito

Jose Mourinho remains optimistic that Inter Milan can persuade Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay with the club. Ibrahimovic cast doubt over his future at the Serie A champions after finishing the season as top scorer with a brace in Sunday's 4-3 win over Atalanta. The Swedish striker has suggested it could be time for a new challenge and he has been linked with Spanish duo Barcelona and Real Madrid. However, Inter coach Mourinho is keen to pair Ibrahimovic with new signing Diego Milito next season, and insists the former Juventus forward can remain successful at the San Siro.

Decisive

"We want him to play with Milito," Mourinho told Sky Italia. "He has shown again that he is a fundamental player for the Inter project; he is decisive for us. He took another step in his career with Inter today by winning the top scorers' title. "Like the president and the whole club, he knows that Inter will improve with the new players." Inter have lost Luis Figo to retirement and Hernan Crespo to Genoa, but Mourinho is confident the likes of Milito can improve the squad next season. He added: "I'm really sorry to see Figo and Crespo leave, but that is football. "You have to make decisions, look to the future and make choices with the maximum quality at the base. "Milito has experience and he can improve our team, because the championship will be even harder next year and we want to get further in the Champions League."

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