Ibrahimovic won't leave Barcelona says agent

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The agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has quashed speculation the Swedish striker will leave Barcelona and return to Serie A this summer.

The 28-year-old had a disappointing finish to the Primera Liga season and Barcelona have since signed David Villa from Valencia, sparking speculation Ibrahimovic could be on his way out of the Nou Camp.

"What the player wants is what Barcelona wants," said Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola to Gr Parlamento.

"Both parties have stated they don't want a move to take place.

"The club has declared that it doesn't want to transfer him (Ibrahimovic).

"I have always said that Zlatan will move when he decides to move."

AC Milan have been linked with Ibrahimovic, who played at Juventus and Inter Milan before joining Barca last summer in a £40million move.

"If there was an interest from AC Milan they should reach an agreement first with Barcelona," said Raiola.

"Only then would the player consider it because that would mean Barcelona has decided to transfer him.

"Ibrahimovic signed a five-year deal with the Spanish club.

"Have I spoken to (AC Milan vice-president Adriano) Galliani with regards to Ibrahimovic? Five years ago before he went to Inter."