AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has poured cold water on reports linking him with a summer exit, insisting he will remain at the Italian club.
Striker will honour contract despite 'economic situation' at club
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has poured cold water on reports linking him with a summer exit, insisting he will remain at the Italian club for another season.
The Swede had been tipped for a move away from the San Siro after they missed out on the Serie A title, with Premier League winners Manchester City thought to be interested.
However, the 30-year-old says he will stay with the Rossoneri, despite the financial problems he claims are troubling the club, which he feels could hinder their transfer plans.
"At Milan, the problem is the club's economic situation but I will respect my contract," said Ibrahimovic, who is currently training with Sweden ahead of Euro 2012.
"I will return to training with Milan in July. But at the moment the club does not have the means to go out and buy the five players they need.
"Two players have been brought in thus far (Bakaye Traore from Nancy and Riccardo Montolivo from Fiorentina), perhaps a third one will arrive.
"The more we play together, the more we will improve. Look at Chelsea, who were not the strongest team but still won (the Champions League)."
Speculation over Ibrahimovic's future was fuelled by posts from a Twitter
account that were attributed to him.
But the striker, who was the leading scorer in Serie A this season with 28 goals, insists the account does not belong to him.
He added: "I don't use Twitter. Whenever a new transfer window opens people always talk about me."