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Antonio Conte: 'I tried to sign AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Chelsea'

Conte: 'I tried to sign Ibrahimovic at Chelsea'
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Antonio Conte reveals that he attempted to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time as Chelsea manager.

Antonio Conte has revealed that he attempted to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time as Chelsea manager.

The offer came when the Swede was in recovery from a knee injury following an excellent 2016-17 season at Manchester United, during which he netted 28 times in all competitions.

Following a spell at Los Angeles Galaxy, the 38-year-old has made a return to AC Milan, where he played between 2010 and 2012.

Speaking on the subject of Ibrahimovic's return to Italy, Conte told the Evening Standard: "[I] tried to convince him to come to Chelsea, but he was in a recovery phase and eventually he didn't feel like accepting."

Ibrahimovic has made the perfect start to his return to Italy, scoring on his full debut in a 2-0 victory away at Cagliari.

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