Manchester United backed to complete signing of superstar forward within seven days

Manchester United are on the brink of completing a deal to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports.

Sky Sports have noted that the Swedish international’s representatives have been tied up in discussions with the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and are close to agreeing terms on a short-term deal which would take the veteran to Old Trafford.

The source reveals that the 34-year-old is primed to sign on for the north-west giants on a one-year deal, and has been backed to finalise his move before the beginning of the European Championships, which kick off in France on Friday 10.

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While Zlatan will arrive at United as a free agent—having been released by Paris Saint-Germain at the season’s end—he will likely be able to command a hefty wage packet, particularly considering United have not had to pay out a transfer fee to secure his services.

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Should he complete a deal imminently, Ibrahimovic could be Mourinho’s first signing since replacing Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, and he may well prove to be a valuable asset, able to offer both experience and a significant goal threat, having scored a whopping 38 goals en route to the French title with PSG this season.

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