And now the 36-year-old has added more fuel to the flames by saying the chances of him appearing in Russian Federation are very high.
He said: 'The chance of me playing in the World Cup is skyhoga #FifaWorldCup2018'.
Ibrahimovic, 36, retired from worldwide football following Sweden's failure to get out of the group stage at UEFA Euro 2016, but he recently said that Andersson's staff had been in touch with him regarding his availability for the World Cup.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic offers his biggest hint yet that he will play for Sweden in this summer's World Cup finals, two years after retiring from global football. They call me every day, they ask me how am I doing, but we need to take a step at a time.
Sweden were mightily impressive in qualifying for the World Cup, denying Holland a play-off place in Group A before famously beating four-time winners Italy over two legs.
Toronto reached the CONCACAF Champions League final during the week after upstaging seven-time victor America.