Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be interested in a move to Manchester United this summer, but only if Louis van Gaal is no longer manager at Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports.
Sky Sports reports that the enigmatic Swede is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and is attracting serious interest from the Premier League and China.
The Red Devils are one of the clubs to have been linked with the 34-year-old striker, but Sky Sports understands that their chances of signing him rest on the future of Van Gaal.
Van Gaal was technical director at Ajax in 2004 – Ibrahimovic’s final season with the Dutch giants before he left to embark on a glittering career with Juventus, Inter Milan and Barcelona.
Ibrahimovic worked at Inter with Jose Mourinho, who has been heavily tipped to replace Van Gaal in the United hotseat, as Sky Sports reports, winning the 2008-09 Serie A title.
Van Gaal’s playing style might be deterring Ibrahimovic from joining United, who have only scored 39 Premier League goals this season – Zlatan only has four fewer in all competitions.
Despite reaching the twilight years of his playing days, Ibrahimovic would be a magnificent capture for any Premier League club, and this may give United food for thought over Van Gaal’s fate.
Pressure is increasing on the Dutchman as the 13-time Premier League champions appear on course to miss out on the Champions League, even after a huge amount of transfer investment.
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