Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been linked with a move to the Premier LeagueGetty Images

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make a surprise return to AC Milan this summer, according to the player's agent. Ibrahimovic has been widely linked with a money-spinning move to the Premier League, but Mino Raiola has admitted he could go back to Milan, where he played between 2010 and 2012.

Ibrahimovic, 34, will be out of contract in the summer and has reportedly been attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United. But his agent has admitted the record-breaking forward is attracted to the idea of joining Milan.

"Ibra could return to Italy, to Milan," Raiola told Italian GQ amid reported interest from United, who have struggled to score goals this season.

One potential obstacle to Ibrahimovic joining United is his notoriously poor relationship with Louis van Gaal, with whom he had a much-discussed spat during their time at Ajax. However, with Jose Mourinho − who managed Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan − reportedly set to succeed the Dutchman at Old Trafford, a move for the Swede is thought to be a distinct possibility.

Meanwhile, Raiola also claimed that another of his high-profile clients − on-loan Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli − could match the achievements of Lionel Messi if he shared Ibrahimovic's commitment. "If Balotelli had the same attitude as Ibrahimovic, Messi would have had a few less Ballon d'Or awards," Raiola said of Balotteli, who is currently on loan at AC Milan.