Zlatan Ibrahimovic has all but confirmed his next playing stint will take him back to Italy's Serie A.
According to several reports, the 38-year-old has been offered a six-month contract by AC Milan who are now 11th in Serie A standings. "I'll see you in Italy soon", he said.
He added, "That is the only way I'll be able to find the necessary motivation to surprise you again".
"As a footballer, it's not just about choosing a team, there are other factors that you must consider, including your family..."
Napoli are also a possible destination as last season's runners-up sit seventh, after a run of six league games without a win.
Ibrahimovic played for AC Milan between 2010 and 2012 before he left, and the San Siro side who now sit 11th in Serie A will hope the Swede can fire them to the top half of the table. "I am very happy to have had this experience in Los Angeles, also because after the injury many said I couldn't play anymore, but I showed that I can still make a difference, "he explains".
"I will go to a team that has to win again, that has to renew its history, that is looking for of a challenge against all". Interestingly, Milan's last league title came with Ibrahimovic still on their roster.
Milan have struggled in Serie A so far this season, having claimed just five victories from their first 14 league matches of the season, and are 13 points behind the top three of Lazio, Juventus and city rivals Inter Milan.