Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent denies reports of PSG pay raise

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not been handed a hefty pay increase to make him the best-paid player in France, his agent Mino Raiola has insisted.

A report from Le Parisien claimed the Ligue 1 champion had rewarded the 34-year-old with a $764,000 salary increase last month to take his monthly wage to $1.64M before taxes.

Yet Ibrahimovic’s representative has made it clear the Sweden international’s contract has not been improved, stressing there has not been a meeting with the club to negotiate a raise.

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"I have never given any figures in the press, but I can tell you that what’s been mentioned is entirely wrong," Raiola told L’Equipe. "We have not touched Zlatan’s contract. I did not go to Qatar this winter and Zlatan has never discussed his contracts with his clubs directly during the 12 years we have worked together."

Ibrahimovic’s existing contract is due to expire at the end of the season, but he has yet to make a final decision on his future.

"All I can say is that Zlatan is very happy at PSG, but only Zlatan knows what will happen," Raiola added. "We have a great relationship with PSG and they know we will make a decision on his future together.

"We will discuss everything with PSG. We will not cause a war for no reason.  They have always behaved very well toward Zlatan."

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