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Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has revealed he tried signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at Stamford Bridge.
“I welcome back Ibrahimovic, he is a great champion,” Conte told Sky Sports.
“He knows well there was a moment when I tried to convince him to come to Chelsea, but he was in a recovery phase and eventually he didn’t feel like accepting.
“He is a person I have a lot of respect for. I think he can give AC Milan a lot and he can bring personality by making the environment more responsible.
“For a coach, it’s important to find players in teams who can convey your word. Players who know what you want, who lead the team. When a coach has that kind of players then things get a lot easier.”