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Spurs enter Ibrahimovic race?

Milan’s interest in Olivier Giroud could be explained by Tottenham Hotspur possibly hijacking their move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

According to The Telegraph, Ibrahimovic could fill the void left in Tottenham’s attack by Fernando Llorente, who left for Napoli over the summer.

The 38-year-old will become a free agent when his contract with LA Galaxy expires next month.

Bologna and particularly Milan have been linked with bringing him back to Italy, but it also emerged earlier that the Rossoneri had enquired about Giroud.

The Swede is known for his strong rapport with new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, having worked with him at Inter and Manchester United.

Despite that, the ex-Nerazzurri coach made it clear he would not knock the door down for reinforcements in January.

“I told them that one of the reasons why I decided to come was [their current players],” he said at his official unveiling earlier today, The Telegraph reports.

“I tried to buy some of them for different clubs and I couldn’t. Some of them I didn’t even try because you know how impossible it is. But I like this squad very, very much.

“I like the players very, very much. It’s not something new that I said that. It’s not like ‘ok, now you are their manager you are saying that because you want to look nice’. That’s not the point.

“I don’t want to make big changes. I want to respect the base and the base is the work they did for five and a half years [under Mauricio Pochettino].”

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