Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a “great player” but Stefano Pioli is unsure if the striker will return to AC Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The 38-year-old’s contract with MLS side LA Galaxy expires at the end of the year and he has been linked with a move back to European football.

Milan have been tipped to strengthen their squad in January following a poor start to the campaign, but Pioli was unwilling to confirm Ibrahimovic is a target.

“Ibra is a great player,” he told a news conference on Saturday. “But the January market is far away. There will be time to make assessments.”