AC MILAN striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to training more than one month before their Champions League last-16 first-leg against Tottenham.
The 41-year-old has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery last summer.
But after some time in America – which involved training and check-ups as well as a holiday – he has now returned to Milan where he will continue his rehabilitation.
According to Tuttosport, Ibrahimovic was present at the San Siro on Sunday to watch his side draw 2-2 with Roma.
The seven-time European champions will host Antonio Conte‘s men on February 14, before travelling to London for the return leg on March 8.
Ibrahimovic has faced Tottenham on three occasions in his career, but never scored.
He played every minute of the Champions League last-16 tie between AC Milan and Spurs in 2011 – which Tottenham won 1-0 thanks to a Peter Crouch goal at the San Siro.
The Swede then faced the Lilywhites once while at Manchester United and helped beat them 1-0 thanks to a Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal.
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Ibrahimovic has not given any indication he is considering retirement despite turning 41 in October.
He contributed valiantly to AC Milan’s Serie A title triumph last season, scoring eight goals in 23 appearances.
But Stefano Pioli’s men face an uphill battle if they are to retain the scudetto this time around.
Napoli have a seven-point lead at the top of the table, although they did lose their first league match of the campaign away at Inter Milan on January 4.