Man Utd Finalising Deal For Super-Star As Mourinho Closes-In On First Signing

By on June 4, 2016

The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd close-in on Zlatan Ibrahimovic….

Manchester United are finalising a deal to sign Swedish super-star Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the move expected to be wrapped-up before the start of Euro 2016, according to Sky Sports News.

Ibrahimovic became one of the most sought after players in the world after confirming his decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this month and United were widely reported to be leading the race for his signature.

It looks as though a deal is now close as Sky Sports News are reporting that United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola are finalising terms over a one-year deal with Mourinho understood to be determined to make the striker his first signing at Old Trafford.

The news outlet claims that Ibrahimovic has turned down more lucrative offers from China in favour of linking up with Mourinho again and the deal is expected to be wrapped-up before Sweden’s first Group E match against Ireland on June 13.

Sky Sports don’t indicate what sort of deal Ibrahimovic is looking for but the Mirror recently reported that the 35-year-old was demanding a one-year deal worth around £250,000-a-week with the option of a further year.

Obviously we’ll have to wait for official confirmation of the deal but it would be a sensational piece of business if United can complete the signing of Ibrahimovic and it would be a real statement of intent from the Red Devils ahead of what’s likely to be a busy summer.

Mourinho is expected to be extremely active rebuilding the squad he’s inherited from Louis van Gaal and Ibrahimovic will offer United a genuine world class threat up front to compliment the young potential of Marcus Rashford.

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Ibrahimovic scored 50 goals in 51 games in all competitions for PSG last season and United could certainly do with that kind of ability in the final third after only managing to score 49 league goals last season.

Once this proposed move goes through, Ibrahimovic will finally get to test himself in the Premier League having won titles in the Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1 and Dutch Eredivisie.

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