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Zlatan Wins Seventh Title in Possible Final Game for Barca

After winning six consecutive league titles at three different clubs, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich helped clinch number seven with Spanish giants Barcelona on Sunday night. In domineering fashion, his club won the match against Valladolid 4-0, giving Zlatan a record seven titles in a row.

But the Swede started the game on the bench, and didn't make his entrance until the 80th minute, when the game was already as good as decided.

Nonetheless, it could have been the 28-year-old's final match for the defending La Liga Champions after only one season at the Nou Camp, where he contributed with 16 goals.

After scoring five times in his first five games, the Swede has been affected by injuries and loss of form and hasn't started a game in the past fortnight after falling out of favour with Barca coach Pep Guardiola.

Speculation is rife that the coach wants to off load Zlatan and bring in Spanish striker Fernando Torres from English premier league side Liverpool, who failed to finish this season in the top four, missing out on a place in next season's champions league.

Zlatan is said to be wanted by Premiership champions Chelsea and mega rich Manchester City, whose Italian manager Roberto Mancini enjoyed a good relationship with the Swede when they won two serie A titles together at Inter Milan.