Manchester United are reportedly preparing to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a £250,000-a-week contract in order to land his signature this summer.
The Swedish international will see his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expire at the end of the season, and in turn it has unsurprisingly led to significant speculation about his future.
According to The Daily Star, United are willing to offer him a short-term deal worth £24m, which works out at a staggering £250,000-a-week contract.
The newspaper claims that both Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested in the 34-year-old, but United are prepared to push them aside with their monster financial offer to convince Ibrahimovic that Old Trafford is the ideal destination for him ahead of next season.
Further, The Star notes that it would present the former Inter star with a possible reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with the post in Manchester as Louis van Gaal continues to come under intense scrutiny.
The Dutchman’s absence from the club’s promotional video for their pre-season tour of China this summer, as reported by Sky Sports, sparked further rumours, and in turn it could mean that the Red Devils are indeed planning for life without him this summer.
Regardless of who the manager is next season though, Ibrahimovic’s arrival at United would be a huge boost for the club given the Swede’s track record of winning wherever he has been.
With league titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France already to his name, the former AC Milan and Barcelona frontman continues to be a hugely influential figure for PSG despite his advancing years.
Having scored 35 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions so far this season, he has helped Laurent Blanc’s side to the Ligue 1 title already, while they will hope to advance beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the coming weeks.
However, it isn’t just his goals that make the difference, with Ibrahimovic’s ability to lead the line and create for others arguably something that United could do with given their goalscoring struggles so far this season.
Van Gaal’s side have scored just 38 goals in 30 league games, the lowest tally of the top seven clubs, and so it will certainly be an area that needs improvement this summer.