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Ibrahimovic - sold to the highest bidder!

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    Juventus president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has told journalists that want-away Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sold to the club that pays the most.

    Ibrahimovic did a disappearing act before a friendly match last week and stated publicly that he has no intention of playing in Serie B next season.

    Juventus had claimed after the sale of France captain Patrick Vieira to Italian rivals Inter Milan, also last week, that no more players would be allowed to leave.

    But that prompted the Swede, who is currently injured, to go off into a sulk and demand a transfer.

    Gigli has not completely given up hope of holding on to the giant forward, though.

    When asked which of the two Milan clubs (Inter and AC) he would be playing for next season, Gigli replied: "I hope he will still be at Juventus.

    "But if he has to be sold, then it should be to whoever pays the most."

    Juventus originally slapped a 40 million euro (51.3 million dollars) price tag on Ibrahimovic but are highly unlikely to get anything like their asking price in a deflated Italian market.

    Ibrahimovic demanded out in the wake of Juve's demotion to Serie B - along with a 17-point penalty for the coming season - for their part in Italy's match-fixing scandal.

    Having seen team-mates Fabio Cannavaro and Emerson join Real Madrid, Liliam Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta leave for Barcelona and now Vieira head to Milan, Ibrahimovic has made it clear he has no intention in following the lead of loyal trio Alessandro Del Piero, Pavel Nedved and Gianluigi Buffon, who have all pledged their futures to a season in Serie B.
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