If Zlatan rumours are true then surely Chelsea is his best destination

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Rumours continue to persist that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could leave PSG at the end of the season. Should Chelsea give him a chance to light up the Premier League?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is never a man short of an opinion or indeed ever far away from the tabloids. A controversial figure at best he has found this season something of a breeze in the French football system.

For Zlatan Ligue 1 has been a walk in the park. You would not be surprised to hear he is top scorer in the league with 25 goals for PSG this season. But this ease has led to speculation over his future.

Much of that speculation originally came from a comment by Pavel Nedved regarding Zlatan somehow returning to Italy in order to play for former side Juventus.

The Swede enjoyed his time in Turin and were it not for their enforced relegation to Serie B he would perhaps have never left to take in the sights of Inter, Barcelona and AC Milan on his way to Paris.

His agent cooled suggestions of an imminent departure, but not to the point of complete denial, recently:

"It is difficult that Ibrahimovic could return to Italy, but in football you can never say anything. Zlatan still has a two-year contract with PSG, and things are going well there."

The 31-year-old however is someone with plenty of confidence and while banging in the goals across The Channel is coming naturally to him you cannot help but think it is slightly, well, beneath him.

Which brings us to the real question; if Zlatan wants to leave PSG for a challenge then surely it is time to embark on the Premier League.

He has played in La Liga, Serie A and now Ligue 1 but never graced the English game; due largely to a fractious relationship with the British media who have often lambasted his performances against English sides in the Champions League.

You can be sure he won’t be going to Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga either as his relationship with Pep Guardiola was, delicate, to say the least.

It surely leaves Chelsea as a perfect destination for the front-man. Only the most optimistic of fools believes Fernando Torres will ever recover his best form. With two goals in 2013 coming against Brentford and Steaua Bucharest he certainly does not strike fear into Premier League opposition anymore.

Ibra went some way toward answering his English sceptics with an astonishing performance against the Three Lions for Sweden earlier in the season but still this man is somebody who thrives off ego-boosts.

Becoming Roman Abramovich’s latest new toy and scoring goals for Chelsea would finally put English doubters to bed; and confirm his place as one of the top European strikers of his generation.

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