AC Milan's owners have given the go-ahead for the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the final decision for which now rests in the hands of the Sweden legend.
When Ibrahimovic moved to MLS side LA Galaxy earlier this year, it was thought that he would end his career there. But his excellent form - scoring 22 goals in 27 appearances - has opened the door to a European swansong.
Milan continue to work on bringing Ibrahimovic back, the salary doesn't appear to be a hurdle after Elliott Fund gave green light to move. But Milan are proceeding with caution as they now Ibra won't make his final decision until early December according to @FabrizioRomano— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) November 14, 2018
It was reported two weeks ago that Milan were pursuing a short-term deal for their former striker, and that move seems to be inching closer after the club's owners, Elliott Management, gave the transfer their seal of approval.
Calciomercato reports that head coach Gennaro Gattuso is keen for the move to go through, and it is not thought that Ibrahimovic's £4m wages would present a problem with Financial Fair Play.
The only person whose approval is yet to be received is Ibrahimovic himself. The 37-year-old must decide whether he wants to return to Serie A or see out his career stateside.
Milan's sporting director, Leonardo, knows that Ibrahimovic will want to make up his own mind and will not put pressure on him to make a hasty decision.
If Ibrahimovic does decide to join Milan, negotiations are likely to begin in December, with the initial deal likely to be a six-month rolling contract.
Ibrahimovic spent seven seasons in Serie A, two of them with AC Milan between 2010 and 2012. He scored 56 goals in 85 appearances for I Rossoneri before joining Paris Saint-Germain.