Zlatan Ibrahimovic a doubt for Milan derby


Zlatan Ibrahimovic a doubt for Milan derby

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a doubt for the Derby della Madonnina later this month, after AC Milan announced on Thursday that he has once again tested positive for COVID-19.


Ibrahimovic, who went into quarantine two weeks ago when he first tested positive, has to test negative twice before he is allowed to return to the Milan squad, with their next game being the derby against Inter at the San Siro on October 17.


Milan also have Brazilian defender Leo Duarte, who is in quarantine despite testing negative for the virus, whilst the rest of the players have all tested negative.


Ibrahimovic first tested positive for COVID-19 on September 24, leading to a very typical tweet from the Swede, readying "The Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea."


The 39-year-old has been training hard at home to maintain his fitness, and he has uploaded a video of him training in his gym facilities at him.


Despite his absence, Milan have made a very strong start to the season, currently second in Serie A with three wins out of three, and they have also reached the group stages of the UEFA Europa League.


Ibrahimovic signed a one-year contract extension after a six-month spell last season.