Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has privately decided that he would consider joining Premier League outfit Arsenal.
While the report from the Telegraph focuses on the belief that the future of the Swede could depend on the situations that Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard find themselves in, the report also suggests that the enigmatic forward could be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium.
There is a twist, however, with the Telegraph also claiming that the 34-year-old would rather sign a new deal in the French capital.
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The former Barcelona man's contract is set to expire at the Parc des Princes at the end of the season, and, despite his brilliant form - he has struck 23 goals in 23 league games this season - his long-term future at the club remains in serious doubt.
Ibrahimovic, of course, produced an inspired performance against Premier League champions Chelsea in the Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday night as he struck the winning goal at Stamford Bridge.
Zlatan in the Prem
After his heroics against the Blues, could we really be seeing him in the Premier League next season? Well, in truth, the notion that the revered striker is set to finally join one of England's big boys may not be entirely correct at this stage.
Despite the claim in the Telegraph's report that he would consider signing for Arsenal, fans of the club won't be getting their hopes up that a deal is possible.
Ferdinand has his say
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand certainly believes that the forward has the credentials to lead the Gunners to success in the immediate future.
Speaking on BT Sport after PSG's victory over Chelsea, the former England international stated: "He showed today that even at 34, English clubs should be looking at him as a free transfer.
"This game was decided by clinical play and he [Ibrahimovic] was at the centre of that. He basically ended the tie.
"He would give them [Arsenal] that winning mentality.
"He can be the catalyst to winning things because that's what he does."
It most definitely looks set to be an interesting period for all involved; the Ibrahimovic saga may well take a number of twists and turns over the coming months. Arsenal fans will surely be hoping that Arsene Wenger takes a risk on the ageing forward. Despite his age, he would prove quite the coup.
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