Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘stalling on next transfer as he waits to see if Napoli qualify for Champions League last 16’ ahead of potential move
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to Serie A side Napoli
- The transfer relies on Napoli qualifying for the Champions League last 16
- Milan and Bologna are also in the hunt for the former Manchester United man
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s chances of signing for Napoli reportedly hinge on Carlo Ancelotti’s side qualifying for the Champions League last 16.
Napoli have been linked with a move for the Swedish free agent to add firepower to their frontline.
Milan and Bologna are also said to be interested but Napoli are thought to be leading the chase for the former Barcelona and Manchester United man.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly attracting the interest of Serie A side Napoli
La Repubblica reports Ibrahimovic is waiting to see if Napoli qualify for the Champions League, in which case his proposed contract would see a bumper rise.
The maverick striker is a free agent after running down his contract with LA Galaxy.
He has made it clear Italy would be a preferred destination at this twilight stage of his career.
Ibrahimovic previously played in Italy for Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan in Serie A
Il Mattino reports Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentii is ready to make an exception to the club’s usual salary cap, breaking the bank to spend €8million per year on Ibrahimovic’s salary.
Following Napoli’s eight-match winless streak, Gennaro Gattuso has been linked with a move to replace Ancelotti in the managerial hotseat.
That would mean Ibrahimovic pairing up with his former AC Milan team-mate, where in 2011-12 the Swedish striker finished the season as Serie A top scorer with 28 goals in 32 matches.