No problems with AC Milan after money claims, insists Ibrahimovic

The 30-year-old Sweden international made headlines by claiming that the Rossoneri were cash-strapped and therefore not in a position to sign any top players this summer
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists that he has patched things up with AC Milan over the phone after causing controversy with comments he made about the club's finances.

The Sweden international claimed in May that the Rossoneri had an "economic" problem, arguing that they were not in a position to buy the players they needed to sufficiently strengthen their squad this summer.

Milan were forced to deny that they had cash-flow concerns and Ibrahimovic has revealed that he had to explain his comments to the club.

"Yes, there were some phone calls after my words, but the important thing is that we have clarified things," the striker told reporters at a press conference on Sunday.

"After so many years I am used to these situations; the important thing now is to look ahead."

Ibrahimovic, though, was drawn on the Scommessopoli match-fixing scandal which has completely overshadowed Italy's preparations for Euro 2012.

"It's a shame, as these are things that do not belong in football," the 30-year-old lamented, before adding that he has never come across any suspicious activity during his time in Serie A.

"No, I only think about winning all the matches. And I have had the fortune to play with great players and great clubs.

"I have never known anything about such things. What is happening is quite shocking."

Ibrahimovic, though, pointed out that he is not giving much thought to the latest scandal to hit the Italian game, revealing that his focus is on inspiring his country to victory at Euro 2012.

"For me, perhaps, winning the European Championship would be of more value than all the titles I have won to date," the forward revealed.

"Winning with one's own country is special. It is an honour to play for one's national team. It would be fantastic to win with this shirt and then return home to celebrate with the fans."

Sweden have been drawn in the same group as tournament co-hosts Ukraine, England and France.