Ibrahimovic: It is impossible to get me to the Premier League

The Sweden international, who has one year left on his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, insists he will not come to prove himself in England before he retires

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he will have no regrets about never having played in the Premier League when he finally hangs up his boots.

The flamboyant Swede, 32, has one year left on his current contract and says PSG will be the last club he plays for in Europe after an illustrious career which has seen him represent Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and AC Milan.

Recognition has been slow in coming in England, but Ibrahimovic - who came close to signing for Arsenal earlier in his career - is adamant he has no burning desire to prove himself in the Premier League.

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"It's impossible to get me to England [now]," he told reporters. "If you ask the people behind this [PSG] project I do not think they would let me go.

“I had the opportunity to join an English club when I was in Milan but, when I finish my career, I do not think I will regret not having played in the Premier League despite all the respect I have for the clubs and players who play in this league."

Ibrahimovic will be the main threat to Chelsea when they face PSG in Paris on Wednesday evening and he admits he feels as if he is in the form of his life, having scored 39 goals in 42 appearances this term.

"I feel very good, I have to be honest," he added. "I think this is my best season by far, both physically and mentally. I feel very strong and I’m continuing to improve.

"I am very happy here as the club is working to become one of Europe’s top teams.

"There has been a lot of change in two years. I have seen the development, both on and off the pitch and I am happy to be part of this project.

"I think the greatest opportunity for me to win the Champions League is with Paris because this is my last contract in Europe.

"We are in the quarter-finals and we are up against a great team. We don’t have anything to lose and we are fairly new in this competition, while Chelsea have at least 10 years’ experience.

"They’ve won the Europa League, the Champions League and are a very good team. Chelsea is a great club. It will be very exciting, but I think Chelsea are the definite favourites."

The 32-year-old also paid tribute to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who managed the striker while they were at Inter.

"Everyone is special in their own way. As a coach he [Mourinho] has won everything except the World Cup and the Euros.

“I know him as a coach and he is a great person. I worked with him and we always had a good relationship."

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