Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks over a return to AC Milan but a deal is still a long way off, according to reports in Italy.
He played for the club between 2010 and 2012 and is looking for a new club after announcing his departure from LA Galaxy earlier this month.
Milan officials met with Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola on Wednesday and the encounter was said to be cordial.
Reports say there are hurdles to overcome before Ibrahimovic can return to Serie A, though, and that compromises will need to be made on both sides.
Milan are understood to be willing to offer the 38-year-old an 18-month deal but his wage expectations are believed to be an issue, with the club currently serving a ban from European competition due to Financial Fair Play breaches.