Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he has a number of offers to move to the Premier League this summer.
The Swedish striker is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of the season and has been widely tipped to make his first venture on English soil.
Manchester United, West Ham United and Arsenal have all been linked with a move, but there has been no suggestion as to whether he prefers any one of them.
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What is clear, however, is that the 34-year-old wants to win more trophies before his glorious career comes to an end.
“I have had lots of offers from English clubs,” he told the Guardian. “I have won a lot of trophies but I still want to win a lot more. I want to do it wherever I can.”
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Where are those offers coming from?
With the Daily Mail recently reporting that Ibrahimovic is demanding a mammoth £600,000-a-week to move to the Premier League, by a process of elimination, Manchester United must be one of the clubs placing a bid.
They are one of the only outfits capable of affording anything close to that wage, but even then, there are problems with the Red Devils' approach. Louis van Gaal and Ibrahimovic famously do not get on and it is believed he would only move to Old Trafford if, as has been widely reported, Jose Mourinho takes over in the summer.
West Ham will be an attractive prospect for a lot of players this summer, but not for someone as high-profile as Ibrahimovic. A move to the Olympic Stadium, coupled with a likely place in the Europa League, will see their standing in the game as high as the day they won the World Cup.
But that still will not be enough for Ibrahimovic, who undoubtedly wants another crack at the Champions League.
That is something Arsenal will be able to offer him. They are likely to finish in the top four and will be hoping to have another crack at the Premier League title next season. However, Arsene Wenger's wage structure will certainly not allow for Ibrahimovic's demands.
He would have to bring his demands down significantly if he is to move to the Emirates with their highest earners currently on around £140,000-a-week. However, the increase in TV revenue should enable them to offer something around the £200,000-a-week mark.
Is he worth it?
But with the ripe old age of 35 around the corner, would Ibrahimovic provide value for money? Certainly, his shirt sales would help to pay back a significant chunk of his wages while a repeat of his current season will surely help any club seal major silverware.
He has scored 39 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions and has a further 14 assists.