Atletico Madrid are considering a January move for free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic when their registration ban is lifted, state reports in Spain.

According to Diario Sport, the Swedish striker is wanted by Diego Simeone, who believes he offers all the qualities of his former Atleti teammate Christian Vieri.

The 35-year-old is now a free agent after Manchester United allowed his contract to expire and he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Simeone has reportedly been monitoring the former Barcelona striker and is convinced he is recovering strongly after suffering the injury in April during a Europa League clash with Anderlecht.

The hugely experienced Swede would be more tempted with a move to Los Rojiblancos than a move to the United States after being linked with a move to LA Galaxy. 

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