When Zlatan Ibrahimovic stated that he expects to be paid £600,000-per-week if he plays in the Premier League next season, it appeared that he had priced himself out of a move to England.
However, Corriere dello Sport - per The Mirror - are now reporting that Manchester United are in talks with the Swedish superstar and are willing to pay the 34-year-old his staggering contract demands.
Ibrahimovic seems certain to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season when his current deal expires and there is likely to be plenty of interest in the enigmatic forward.
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Despite his advancing years, Ibrahimovic shows no signs of slowing down. He’s managed an incredible 32 goals in 27 Ligue 1 matches as his side comfortably claimed the title.
Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester United seems even more likely if Jose Mourinho takes over at Old Trafford as expected. The pair worked together at Inter Milan during the 2008/09 season with Ibrahimovic scoring 25 league goals as he helped the Italian side win Serie A.
After playing in Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Italy and France, a move to England would surely appeal to the striker.
One factor that could harm the Red Devils’ chances of signing Ibrahimovic is the fact that they may not be playing Champions League football next season.
Louis van Gaal’s side are three points behind Arsenal in fourth - although they’ve played a game more.
A Champions League trophy is one of the very few competitions that Ibrahimovic has failed to win in his illustrious career and he will be desperate to add it to his collection before he retires.
Despite the ridiculous wages United would be forking out, a short-term deal on a free transfer for one of the world’s best forwards would be seen as a calculated risk.
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