Zlatan Ibrahimovic barred from signing with Man United by Sweden manager

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Any Manchester United fans hoping that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be flying in to sign a contract won’t be getting their wish until after Euro 2016 as the Swedish superstar has been barred from traveling to Manchester by his manager.

Per the Metro, Sweden manager Erik Hamren stated that Zlatan will not be permitted to leave Sweden’s pre-Euro training camp to fly to Manchester and sign for the Red Devils.

‘It would not be okay for Zlatan to fly to Manchester,’ Hamren said.

‘I understand there are a lot of Zlatan media. Not only in Sweden. I understand that. With us, it is nothing.

‘He handles it perfectly, we know about. The players are familiar with it.

‘You can be calm, there is nothing that affected us negatively in the group. Absolutely nothing.’

Man United are believed to have a deal in principle with the 34-year-old scoring machine, but he would not confirm or deny the rumours in a bizarre press conference he held earlier this week.

Last season Zlatan scored career highs in league goals (38) and total goals (50) for Paris Saint-Germain en route to league and national cup titles for the Ligue 1 giants. He left the team when the club refused to give him a pay-raise on par with Europe’s top players.

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