AIK cancel AC Milan friendly due to Ibrahimovic uncertainty

The Swedish club have chosen to allay plans for a friendly because their opposition cannot guarantee the appearance of their Scandinavian star, amidst transfer speculation
AIK have scrapped plans for a friendly against AC Milan next month because of the uncertainty surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future following Paris Saint-Germain's offer for the striker.

The Allsvenskan outfit were set to host the Italian giants at the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm on August 12, but have now put the idea to bed while the saga surrounding the Sweden talisman's protracted switch drags on.

Ibrahimovic is seemingly on the brink of a move to PSG after Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani accepted a €65 million bid for the striker and defensive team-mate Thiago Silva - a deal that appears to have prompted AIK's change of heart.

"Unfortunately, a number of external circumstances meant that we took a joint decision not to stage the match this time," said AIK managing director Thomas Edselius.

A  spokesperson from Tailor Events, the organisers of the match between the two sides added: "If we cannot guarantee Zlatan's participation, then there is a risk that many would be disappointed."