Everton planning surprise move for No.9 MLS centre-forward

Toffees are plotting an ambitious deal to bring free-agent centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the Premier League amid interest from AC Milan and SSC Napoli.

Sweden international is ready to be on the market from winter after deciding to leave LA Galaxy at the end of his deal, having captained the franchise to an MLS Cup Play-Off Conference Semi-Final during two years in the States.

Zlatan scored 53 goals in 58 matches for Galaxy after leaving Man United in March 2018, where he found the back of the net 17 times in 33 Premier League games, including twice against us.

Ibrahimovic, who has played for some of the biggest teams in world football including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Milan and Paris Saint Germain, is now being linked with a possible come back to the San Siro or move to the San Paolo Stadium for the next chapter of his glittering career.

The Swedish striker is understood to be keen on returning to the Serie A, but is aware of interest from the Premier League, where we are thought to have probed the potential of his signing with super-agent Mino Raiola.

Everton chiefs are said to have mentioned a potential €4m-per-season contract after-tax during discussions, with the option to extend for a further year after the current season ends.