Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho says he'll welcome Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic with open arms this week.

Ahead of their Champions League opener at the San Siro, Mourinho said: "I will welcome him with a big hug, but I can't know how the fans will react. I will hug him before kick-off, but for the next 90 minutes I don't even want to know his name.

"We will be opponents, but I do not feel betrayed. Thanks to him we are the reigning champions of Italy."

The Swede scored for Barcelona this weekend and Mourinho raised eyebrows when he declared Samuel Eto'o is the best forward in football.

"I cannot forget a player like Ibra, but I always say the players in my team are the best in the world. I'm happy he is doing well in Spain, but I am above all happy with my strikers."

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