Serie A - Milan agree cut-price deal for Ibrahimovic
Reuters - Sat, 28 Aug 20:38:00 2010
AC Milan have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign former Internazionale striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a knockdown price.
"We have agreed a deal for a season's loan and then the right to buy for 24 million euros (£19.7 million)," Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani told reporters in Barcelona on Saturday.
"He will undergo a medical on Monday and sign a four-year contract."
Swedish international Ibrahimovic, 28, joined Barca from Inter in a big-money swap deal with Samuel Eto'o worth a total of 66 million euros in July 2009 but had a mixed first season at the Nou Camp.
Milan, under new coach Massimiliano Allegri, have looked shot-shy in pre-season and the Rossoneri have decided to rip up their frugal recent transfer policy in order to land a player who dominated Serie A during his time with Juventus and Inter.
Silvio Berlusconi's Milan have made a habit of signing ex-Inter players, most notably Andrea Pirlo and Ronaldo, and most Rossoneri fans do not care who arrives as long as they can challenge for a first scudetto since 2004.