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Manchester United to Make £38m Move for Superb Striker

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The Rumour

Sir Alex Ferguson is weighing up a move for Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Manchester United boss Fergie, who yesterday completed the £3.5million signing of Bordeaux winger Gabriel Obertan, has missed out on several of his top targets to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lyon striker Karim Benzema opted to join Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery revealed his desire to play in La Liga.

That has left Fergie with limited options in terms of finding a forward to supply the goals without Ronaldo – despite the free signing of former England striker Michael Owen.

Now Inter striker Ibrahimovic, 27, has emerged as a target, with Fergie having had the Sweden international watched on several occasions last season by his European scouts.

Inter would be reluctant to sell £30mrated Ibrahimovic, twice voted Serie A Player of the Year, but sources in Italy suggest they may be persuaded by a sizeable fee.

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

Sir Alex seems keen on bringing in more striking talent after seeing Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo leave the club, two players who in the past two seasons accumulated a total of 101 goals between them but will Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho even consider such a sale?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has cultivated something of a love hate relationship with the San Siro club’s fans over the past three years and has appeared to be on the verge of leaving the club a few times and of course Real Madrid are also sniffing around the lanky forward.

Ferguson may feel that Zlatan could offer the club a different threat going forward but I am not sure how he could accommodate the Swede alongside Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney, unless of course the Englishman was played out wide and the Old Trafford boss knows that Rooney isn’t keen on that.

The Likelihood

Ibrahimovic to Man United: Maybe, just maybe!

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