28-goal striker in talks to seal Manchester United transfer

Manchester United have reportedly begun negotiations with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a short-term contract. The 35-year-old notched 28 goals across all competitions for United last season before his campaign was scuppered by a serious knee injury in April.

The Red Devils had the option of extending his contract by a further year, but they instead released him on a free knowing that he would miss a lengthy part of the 2017/18 season.

Prior to United’s European Super Cup loss against Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho admitted that Ibrahimovic could have a future at Old Trafford, and according to Sky Sports News, discussions are underway between United and the player’s representative.

Ibrahimovic is currently undergoing his rehabilitation process at United’s Carrington training base, and he will have to prove his fitness first before extending his stay in the Premier League.

The big Swede was paid a Premier League record package in excess of £19m last term, and he may have to agree to a lesser package in order to realise an Old Trafford return.

Manchester United have recruited Romelu Lukaku to significantly strengthen their forward ranks this summer, and he made an instant impression by scoring a goal on debut in the 2-1 European Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid.

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