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Ibrahimovic rejects Milan exit reports

April 18, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed reports linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid and pledged his future to the Rossoneri, stating that he is "happy here, on and off the pitch".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
GettyImagesZlatan Ibrahimovic has been AC Milan's top scorer for the past two seasons

Ibrahimovic, 30, has won a league title in each of his past nine seasons as a professional - claiming championship glory with Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and Milan - and could make it ten in a row this season with Massimiliano Allegri's side currently a point behind Juve in the race for the Scudetto.

The Sweden international's talismanic displays for Milan this season have seen him linked with a return to La Liga with Real in some corners of the Italian press, but he insists his future lies at the San Siro.

"As I said six months ago, I am happy here," Ibrahimovic told the AC Milan channel. "I have a contract and I don't have any other thoughts.

"I am determined to end this season well with the Milan colours and then with my national team [at Euro 2012]. Milan has given me back a smile and the will to play. Milan is my future.

"I play well because I am happy here, on and off the pitch. After the holidays I will return to begin pre-season training with this jersey.''

Ibrahimovic has scored 23 goals in 26 league appearances for the Rossoneri this season and leads the Serie A goalscoring charts. He joined Milan in 2010 from Barcelona and is under contract with the Italian giants until June 2015.