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The Swede spent a season at Camp Nou between 2009 and 2010 and is said to have been good friends with the Frenchman, who is set to undergo a liver transplant in the near future

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic handed over a signed shirt to Seydou Keita at San Siro on Wednesday that the Barcelona midfielder is to pass on to Eric Abidal ahead of next week's Champions League second-leg clash between the two sides at Camp Nou.

According to Sport, the Sweden international was keen to show his support for his former Blaugrana team-mate, who is set to undergo a liver transplant.

It is claimed that the pair enjoyed a close relationship during Ibrahimovic's one-season stay in Catalunya, and have remained in touch since the forward left for Milan in the summer of 2010.

The 30-year-old forward did not exactly endear himself to Barca's fans with his public criticism of boss Pep Guardiola following his move to the Rossoneri, but this gesture could ensure that he receives a less hostile reception when he returns to Camp Nou next Tuesday.

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