Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent denies Manchester United offer

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's proposed move to Manchester United has taken another twist. 

'Ibra' is on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain following a successful spell which has seen him score 113 goals. 

His destination, however, is up for speculation, with the only comment from the man himself being that he 'came like a king, left like a legend.'


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Rumours dismissed 

A move to the Premier League looks reasonably likely, and Manchester United have been widely tipped as his next club, with several reports suggesting he had been offered a one-year deal to move to Old Trafford. 

Yet, that looks to be in some doubt now, after his agent Mino Raiola told Sky Sports that rumours of the contract were wide of the mark. 

"In this world we have to accept some journalists use their imagination and make things up," he said.

"The story is not factual."

That does not mean, of course, that there is no chance of a deal happening. Ibrahimovic could be the high-profile signing United need, though whether he arrives or not could be dependent on who is in charge next season. 

Spanner in the works 

He is reportedly only interested in joining if Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal, and that is not yet certain, as van Gaal believes he will see out the remainder of his contract. 

If it does happen, it will be interesting to see how 34-year-old fares in English football. The one major criticism of his game in recent years has been that Ligue 1 is not strong enough to test him, and the Premier League would certainly present a fresh challenge. 

He has also been linked with Arsenal, who are in dire need of a new striker with Danny Welbeck ruled out until 2017, though it remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger is willing to spend enough to bring Ibra in. 

Manchester United have the funds at their disposal, and even van Gaal has promised to address their lack of goals this season. They may have discovered Marcus Rashford, but another striker in the mix would not go amiss, particularly if it was one of Ibrahimovic's calibre. 

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