Ibrahimovic completes medical as Paris St Germain close in 31m Swede signing
11:56 GMT, 18 July 2012
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be unveiled as the world's most expensive ever player as the Sweden striker closes in on his 31million switch to Paris Saint Germain.
The Qatar-backed French side will present the AC Milan forward as their third big-money summer signing this afternoon after he put the finishing touches to his move by undergoing a medical at a Paris hospital.
Paris match: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C), surrounded by security guards, leaves the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital after his medical
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has already captured Ibrahimovic's Milan team-mate Thiago Silva and Napoli hitman Ezequiel Lavezzi causing outcry from French sports minister Valerie Fourneyron.
He said:'These sums are astronomic, they are unreasonable.'
Ibrahimovic, 30, has cost a combined total of 150m in transfer fees, following spells with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan.
All smiles: Ibrahimovic looks relaxed as he arrives for his medical
Big money: Ibrahimovic will become the most expensive player in history when he joins Paris Saint Germain
PSG's sporting director Leonardo said: 'This is a big year for PSG. That a player of his calibre has come to Paris, it's enormous. This is a player who could change everything. '
Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola, meanwhile, told French newspaper Le Parisien: 'Zlatan is very excited. This is not a player that you can force to do what he doesn't want to do.
'He's very excited at the idea of taking on this challenge. PSG was his first choice.'
Raring to go: Ibrahimovic is said to be excited at the prospect of playing under Carlo Ancelotti