Is Ibrahimovic set for a move to England?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened the door on a switch to the Premier League when his contract with Paris Saint Germain expires this summer. After scoring four goals in PSG's 9-0 win over Troyes to secure yet another Ligue 1 title, the Swede said he was expecting to leave the French capital this summer announcing "For the moment, I won't be at PSG next season"
This has put Premier League clubs on red alert with both Chelsea and Manchester United linked with a move for the 34-year old. The enigmatic striker this week joked that if the city of Paris were to replace the Eiffel Tower with a statue of him, then he would remain with the club.
With the managerial situation Manchester United still unclear, a move to Old Trafford for Ibra could well well hinge on whether or not Jose Mourinho replaces Louis van Gaal this summer. Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have worked together before at Inter Milan and have a strong mutual respect for one another. If the duo are to be in the Red half of Manchester next season, it will throw up the interesting possibility of the pair going head to head with incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Both Mourinho and Ibrahimovic have well documented rivalries with Guardiola, making that a very interesting prospect. Skybet offer odds of 3/1 on the Sweden captain joining Manchester United.
Chelsea are the other Premier League club also to be linked with his signature and reports in France have suggested the Blues have agreed a two year deal with the forward. With speculation still rife as to Diego Costa's long term future at Stamford Bridge, Ibrahimovic could find himself as the Spain international's replacement. The Premier League is one of the few top flight European division in which Ibrahimovic has not played, having won league titles in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France. You can get odds of 12/1 with Skybet on Ibrahimovic making the switch to Chelsea before the 3rd of September.
Other possible destinations that have been mooted are a move to China or to America, where numerous clubs could offer potentially lucrative contracts.