You won’t believe how much of a pay rise Zlatan Ibrahimovic is getting

The player is in for a windfall.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for a payrise
Ibrahimovic on the move? But maybe not to Manchester United Image Photo Elsa/Getty Images

Paris St-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a whopping €700,000 (£532,000) monthly pay rise.

The 34-year-old Swede, who has netted 127 goals in 156 games for the Parisians since he joined in 2012, will now pocket a cool €1.5 million (£1.14m) a month, before taxes, under the performance-based hike agreed last year.

Laurent Blanc manages PSG
How much? Laurent Blanc on realising how much Ibrahimovic earns. Image Photo Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

He will also receive bonuses for winning the Champions League, the French League title and if he ends the season with the highest combined total of goals scored and assists.

According to Le Parisien, this pay hike will make the combative Swede the highest paid player in Ligue 1 once again.

PSG are currently 21 points ahead of second placed Monaco in the league and set to face London rivals Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League next month.

With his current contract due to expire at the end of the campaign, questions remain over where the next destination is for Ibrahimovic, with French media reporting that he is keen on a move back to Italian giants AC Milan despite telling the press that he has a beautiful relationship with the Paris club.

Zlatan will be in France until the end of the summer at least as the Swede is expected to line out for his country at the European Championships, which France are hosting.

Meanwhile, Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato looks set to complete his move to Chelsea today.

He touched down on Wednesday afternoon in London ahead of confirming his loan move to the reigning Premier League champions. 

Chelsea could make it permanent in the summer after discussing a £7million switch with Corinthians.

The Brazilian made a name for himself with AC Milan, where he scored 63 goals in 150 games and lifted the Serie A title in 2011. 

The Brazilian international will be available for the Blues for their Champions League Last 16 tie against PSG.  

His debut for Chelsea could come this weekend against MK Dons in the 4th round of the FA Cup this Sunday. 

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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran

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