According to Sky Sports sources, there is no agreement between Manchester United and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as of yet despite reports suggesting otherwise.
The 34-year-old will become a free agent this summer with his deal with Paris Saint-Germain set to expire, and that in turn has led to significant speculation over his next move.
Having enjoyed success with prospective United boss Jose Mourinho during their time together at Inter, and having spoken glowingly about him since, it would seem a natural fit for the Swedish international to join his former coach at Old Trafford next season.
The former Chelsea manager appears to be closing in on reaching an agreement with the Red Devils, as noted by Sky Sports, and it is seemingly all set for him to be officially announced as Louis van Gaal’s successor at some stage this week.
However, Sky Sports have insisted that reports claiming that a deal is close for Ibrahimovic are false, with sources close to the player himself informing that no deal exists as of yet.
Ibrahimovic scored 50 goals and provided 19 assists in 51 appearances for PSG this past season, helping the French giants to another Ligue 1 triumph as well as further domestic cup success.
In turn, he has proven that he is far from finished at the top level, and his influence, charisma and flair are all arguably likely to be welcomed at United given their struggles in recent years.
Van Gaal was sacked on Monday despite winning the FA Cup, with the Dutchman’s inability to get the club into the Champions League next season arguably proving fatal.
United opted to move quickly in their bid to rebuild this summer, and a Mourinho-Ibrahimovic partnership could be key to them getting back to competing at the top of the Premier League table with so many of their rivals now looking strong.