Zlatan Ibrahimovic: AC Milan striker tests positive for coronavirus

The club say they have informed the "relevant authorities" and Ibrahimovic will now enter a period of quarantine at home

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 01, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will now begin isolating at home

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The announcement comes just hours before Milan are due to take on Norwegian side FK Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday.

The club say that they have informed the "relevant authorities" and that Ibrahimovic will now enter a period of quarantine at home.

Ibrahimovic tweeted: "I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever.

"Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 21, 2020 in Milan, Italy.
Image: Ibrahimovic scored both goals in Milan's 2-0 win over Bologna on Monday

Milan added that no other members of the squad have tested positive in the latest round of testing, although defender Leo Duarte did return a positive result on Wednesday and has already begun isolating.

Ibrahimovic has scored three goals in Milan's first two games of the season, including both in their 2-0 win over Bologna in their first Serie A match of the season.

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The 38-year-old former Sweden international signed a new one-year deal at the San Siro this summer following his successful return to the club from the LA Galaxy in January.

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