A big European transfer story has been put to bed in the Football Transfer Tavern by sources at Sky Sports.
There had been talk of AC Milan making an attempt to resign their former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, although the clubs vice president Adriano Galliani admits the club cannot afford a deal for the Swedish superstar.
Ibrahimovic spent two years at the San Siro between 2010 and 2012, helping them to win the Serie A title in his debut year. The forward has a remarkable record of winning a title at every club he has been at in every country, and looks set to add to that record again this season as PSG are practically certain to win the title under former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti.
He has since completed a transfer to PSG, with the mega rich French club one of the only sides in Europe able to afford the players fee and wages.
It is that financial package that makes Galliani feel it would be impossible for the club to resign the striker, despite their obvious desire to do so.
He said: “A return for Ibrahimovic does not seem possible as his salary demands are too high.
“He is a professional. We were sad to sell him but he earns the kind of money that is not compatible with our finances.
“Would I re-sign him or Thiago Silva? The team who concedes fewer goals wins the Scudetto.”