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PSG to wrap up Ibrahimovic deal

AC MILAN striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was set to complete his move to big-spending Paris St Germain today.

PSG sporting director Leonardo confirmed last night that the Sweden international was due to undergo a medical after which he would put pen to paper on his contract with the Ligue 1 club.

Leonardo was quoted as telling reporters outside PSG's Parc des Princes stadium last night: "Tomorrow he (Ibrahimovic) will take his medical and hopefully, if all goes to plan, he will sign the contract.

"This is a big year for PSG. That a player of his calibre has come to Paris, it's enormous. This is a player who could change everything. "

Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola, meanwhile, said: "Zlatan is very excited. This is not a player that you can force to do what he doesn't want to do. He's very excited at the idea of taking on this challenge. PSG was his first choice."


Neither PSG or Milan had yet to make an announcement about the transfer on their websites, but the big- spending Ligue 1 outfit scheduled a press conference for this afternoon.

The 30-year-old Ibrahimovic, who had a contract with Milan until June 2015, was Serie A's top scorer last season, netting 28 goals as the Rossoneri finished runners-up to Juventus.

If the former Barcelona, Juve, Inter Milan and Ajax forward completes his move he will link back up with former Milan team-mate Thiago Silva, who joined PSG on Saturday.

PSG last week made a reported ¤65m offer to Milan for Brazil defender Silva and Ibrahimovic.

Earlier this month the French outfit signed Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli with French media suggesting PSG paid an estimated ¤30m for the Argentina forward.

Last summer PSG signed Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore from Palermo in a deal reportedly worth over ¤40m. Carlo Ancelotti's side finished second in Ligue 1 behind Montpellier last season.