Zlatan Ibrahimovic is working on former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita about a move to AC Milan. The Mali international has talked up the prospect of joining Liverpool in 2012, but Milan are also in the frame and using his friendship with Ibra to convince him to choose Italy over England.

Ibra speaks regularly to Keita on the phone, says El Mundo Deportivo, and often talks up the prospect of the pair of them playing for the Rossoneri.

Keita can leave Barca as a free agent in June should he fail to play at least half of their games thanks to a clause in his deal.

Milan want the midfielder with Mark van Bommel and Rino Gattuso both set to leave in the summer.