AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has revealed his regret at being unable to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic before the start of last season.

The Sweden international was the Rossoneri´s main transfer target in the summer of 2006 but his move to Milan was halted by the club´s involvement in the Italian match-fixing scandal - which saw them docked eight points prior to the 2006/07 campaign.

Ibrahimovic, who left Juventus after they were demoted to the second division for their part in the same scandal, instead signed for Milan´s city rivals Internazionale, telling www.acmilan.com: "Ibrahimovic is a champion. We would surely have bought him if it weren´t for the unjust punishment we had to deal with last summer."

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