Is Zlatan Ibrahimovic really on his way to Manchester United? Like, really?
If you believe the Sun (and we really wouldn't recommend doing that on a daily basis), then the answer is seemingly: yes.
The newspaper are reporting this morning that the Swedish striker, who is in town to take on Chelsea in the Champions League, is so confident he's on his way to Old Trafford that he's already started planning for life in England.
They add that he's "utterly convinced" that the move to Manchester United will be happening when the summer window opens.
Sounds pretty absolute right? What could possibly go wrong?
Well, Ibrahimovic has been hinting pretty heavily recently that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards. He said recently: “I have another three months here and, then, what will happen? Big things will happen.”
When pushed specifically over a move to England, the former Inter Milan and Barcelona ace said: “Let’s just say I am in good shape.”
What does that mean? Well, frankly, who knows. As you'd expect, pretty much every major media outlet have picked up on the Sun's story this morning, repeating it without adding too much new information.
Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end of the season and his representatives are most likely stoking the fire to flush out any potential interest or, more likely, entice a bigger contract offer from PSG.
Of course, the insinuation is that the 34-year-old would be working with Jose Mourinho, who has been tipped to take over from Louis van Gaal in the summer after a disappointing season for the Dutchman.
It's no secret that Zlatan and the Special One share a close relationship from their time together at Inter Milan, even if they were together for just 12 months, and that adds more credence to the story.
'We worked together for one year at Inter," the Swedish striker said in an interview last year. "The feeling was great between us and my only regret is that we were together for only one year".
Ibrahimovic himself has insisted ahead of the clash against Chelsea that he's not speaking to any prospective new employers, saying: "I'm not in discussion with nobody. The future looks good after the season I'm doing."
So will we see him in a Manchester United shirt next season? It's pretty unlikely given his age and wage packet, and the fact the pace of the Premier League doesn't exactly suit his game. Still, it would be pretty fun right? And that last fact never really stopped Dimitar Berbatov did it.....
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