Chelsea manager José Mourinho will be delighted with the news that PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be available for the French outfit when they take on Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Stamford Bridge. Ibrahimovic is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world and Mourinho will know everything about the quality possessed by the Swedish international from his time at Inter Milan. Mourinho worked with Ibrahimovic for one year before the forward was sold to Barcelona in a deal estimated to be around £ 60 million.
Ibrahimovic is right now playing for Paris St Germain and he has helped them already to take them to the brink of the second league title in a row. He also led them to the Champions League quarter-final stage last season when they were ultimately knockout by Barcelona on away goals. He is determined to take them one step beyond and even reached the final. However, he will have to cheer on his teammates from the sidelines after a hamstring injury suffered in the first leg has proven to be serious.
He had to be substituted midway into the second-half and he will likely to miss around four weeks of action according to the club.
“We are waiting for the results of his tests. But I think he will be absent for a minimum of four weeks. He will not be playing in the return match against Chelsea, it’s impossible,” said Paris Saint-Germain owner, Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Khelaifi has also said that manager Laurent Blanc is likely to be offered a new contract after impressing in the role this season. “I have a great respect for Ancelotti who is a great coach but Laurent Blanc has done a lot to change the style and the quality of play,” said Khelaifi.