Talented AC Milan forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has set up an online fundraiser to help hospitals at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, which aims to raise €1m (£920,000).

According to Sky Sports, reports from the website reveal accepting donations reveal that, Ibrahimovic donated €100,000 (£92,000) to get the fund started.

Having played in the league initially, Ibrahimovic rejoined Milan in January from MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy .

On his football history in Sweden, the 38-year-old has scored 62 goals in 116 appearances for his country.

It is also interesting to know that, Ibrahimovic also played for Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Juventus earlier in his career, with his strong links to Italy prompting him to launch the fundraising initiative.

So far, Ibrahimovic has shared a video message on the fund raising project. In his words, “Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love,”

He also stated that he was counting on the generosity of colleagues and professional athletes to contribute.