Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent speaks out about summer transfer

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As you'd expect for a man who is out of contract in the summer, there's been plenty of buzz around Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

Of course, it's part of his agent's job to whip up a frenzy of interest in the media with the aim of luring one of his suitors into blinking first and making an offer. 

Mino Raiola is up there with the best in the agent world - and by best we mean worst - when it comes to selling his clients, so it's no surprise to see him spouting off to Gazzetta dello Sport this morning.

Ibrahimovic looks set to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season as it stands, although there's a good chance that the French champions offer him an extension.

While his camp wait on that to happen, Raiola is testing that waters amidst reports that Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in securing the Swede's services. 

It's worth noting that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has publicly ruled out a move for Ibrahimovic but that hasn't stopped the speculation, while the striker himself has hinted that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.

He said earlier this month: "Yes, there is interest from the Premier League, I can confirm that.

"The Premier League is the league in the world all people and fans speak about. To make it very clear, there are no negotiations at all with PSG, I'm not going to represent them the coming season. I had four amazing years with them. A lot of things have to feel fine when I'm going to take a decision this summer."


Now Raiola has seemingly tried to put a little more pressure on PSG in order to get them to the negotiating table, by suggesting that 'all the big clubs' have enquired about the 34-year-old's availability - minus one team in particular.

“Outside of Manchester City, who will be managed by Pep Guardiola (next season), all the big clubs have knocked on the door,” he said. Raiola also revealed that his client is drawing interest from Serie A clubs next season.

The links with Manchester United in particular seem fabricated, although if Jose Mourinho takes over from Louis van Gaal then it becomes a more realistic possibility. The Dutch coach is under pressure and the Special One has been linked with taking over at Old Trafford, although that's not set in stone as things stand.

The two worked together at Inter Milan and share a close relationship, although whether that's enough to make a deal happen remains to be seen.

Speaking earlier this year, Ibrahimovic told Telefoot: "We worked together for one year at Inter. The feeling was great between us and my only regret is that we were together for only one year."

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