The agent has refused to clarify the PSG striker’s claim that he is not in charge of a potential transfer – a notion which AC Milan chief Adriano Galliani has mocked
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s cryptic comments about his future have been batted away by agent Mino Raiola.
AC Milan have launched a public charm offensive to lure the Paris Saint-Germain striker back for what would be a third stint at San Siro, the Swede having previously played for Inter and the Rossoneri.
Following PSG’s 4-2 pre-season friendly win over Fiorentina, Ibrahimovic suggested that his future club depends on Raiola, but the super-agent has refused to elaborate.
“Ask him what he meant,” he responded when asked by Swedish media about Ibrahimovic. “I do not see why I should comment on his words.”
Milan CEO Adriano Galliani took the opportunity to make light of Raiola’s comments when discussing the latest in the club’s pursuit of Ibrahimovic, whose contract at Parc des Princes runs out in 2016.
“It was once said that the future was in the hands of God, but apparently it’s good enough to leave your future in Raiola’s hands,” he joked to Corriere della Sera.
Ibrahimovic spent two seasons with Milan – joining initially on loan, then permanently – before departing for PSG along with Thiago Silva.
The 33-year-old has won three successive Ligue 1 titles and last season PSG became the first French club to complete the domestic treble of league, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue.