Thursday April 7th, 2016

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Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sue a Swedish trainer that made claims the forward doped while playing for Juventus, his agent, Mino Raiola, told the Swedish newspaper Expressen

Raiola said Thursday that the trainer, Ulf Karlsson, made a mistake for spreading allegations against Ibrahimovic. 

“We will sue him,” Raiola said. “There are always people who hate. Maybe he is a former athlete who failed, or maybe he’s just jealous. But this man has made a big mistake. He had one life before making this statement, and he will have a different life after it. He is spreading falsehoods.

“Doping at Juventus was over when Zlatan arrived. We had plenty of doping controls there and Zlatan was tested between 15 and 20 times. Juventus were always under the microscope. The claims are just crazy – the facts are not there. All the clubs Zlatan has been at know he doesn’t even take aspirin.”

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Karlsson has worked with various Swedish athletic teams, but has never spent time with Ibrahimovic.


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