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Ibrahimovic ready to go to court

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Ibrahimovic has two years left on his contract.

MILAN, Italy -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic is ready to take legal action to secure his release from demoted Juventus, the player's agent said on Thursday.

"We are looking for an agreed way out but if that isn't possible, we'll seek to do so ... by taking legal action," Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola told the Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

After an exodus of talent following Juventus' relegation to Serie B by a sports tribunal, for its role in a match-fixing scandal, coach Didier Deschamps told the remaining players last week that they could not leave.

However, Raiola said that the Sweden striker did not plan to stay in Turin.

"He has already made it clear that he does not intend playing in (Serie) B and he absolutely hasn't changed his mind," Raiola said.

The sanctions sparked an exodus of players, including Gianluca Zambrotta, Lilian Thuram, Emerson, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira.

Zambrotta and Thuram moved to FC Barcelona, while Emerson and Cannavaro joined former Juventus coach Fabio Capello at Real Madrid and Vieira transferred to Inter Milan.

Ibrahimovic signed for Juventus in 2004 from Ajax. He has two years left on his contract.

Italian teams AC Milan and Inter Milan have expressed interest in the Swede.

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