Chelsea may be out of the Champions League, but the Stamford Bridge faithful may see Zlatan Ibrahimovic sooner than they think, according to Harry Redknapp.

Speaking in his column in the Evening Standard, Redknapp believes Chelsea could and should sign the iconic striker on a free transfer next season.

The Swedish international was influential over the two legs against Chelsea which saw his Paris Saint-Germain side knock out Guus Hiddink’s men.

Redknapp said:

He’s got great confidence in himself and you don’t know how that attitude is going to fit in with the rest of his team-mates. He looks arrogant but most top players have that. There is no doubting his ability.

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Ibrahimovic scored in both Paris and at Stamford Bridge. The striker scored the French side’s second goal of the night which put the nail in the coffin for Chelsea, as their Champions League hopes were dashed.

The ex-Spurs boss added:

Would Manchester United take a punt on a 34-year-old? I’m not sure. Chelsea could — after scoring against them last night, maybe he’ll end up at Stamford Bridge next season in a blue shirt.

The former Barcelona man is out of contract at the end of the season and has been eligible to discuss a move away from France since January. Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the striker recently.

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