Juan Mata speaks out about Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United transfer rumours

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There's been plenty of speculation about the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic of late. The Swedish forward is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League.

“I have another three months here and, then, what will happen?” he said recently. “Big things will happen. So let’s see.” Asked whether he would favour a move to England, he added: “Let’s just say I am in good shape.”

After helping PSG past Chelsea in the last-16 of the Champions League, he added: "For now I will not be at PSG next season. I have one-and-a-half months left on my contract here. I will enjoy while I'm still here. What will happen next year, I do not know, but for now, I will not be here."

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with the former Barcelona star ahead of the summer, although Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has insisted there's no truth in the rumours.

Interestingly, Juan Mata has spoken out over Ibrahimovic's arrival, and the Red Devils playmaker is keen to see the move happen.

"I don't know what he is going to do, whether he is going to stay there or not," he told Sky Sports. "Maybe he will try a new chapter in his long career.

"He is probably the best in Sweden's history for what he represents. He has played in so many countries and leagues and won trophies everywhere. That speaks about his quality as a player and his importance for PSG and in the national team where he is a captain."

Summer spend

Manchester United are likely to spend big in the summer window, although it's not yet clear which manager will be splashing the cash.

Current boss Louis van Gaal is under pressure to deliver the club into the top four and earn Champions League qualification, and could be replaced by Jose Mourinho if he fails to do just that.

The Dutchman could still be let go after a disappointing second season in charge, during which fans have criticised his tactics and team selections - although there are said to reservations amongst the Manchester United board over appointing Mourinho because of his tempestuous style and poor track record of developing youngsters.

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