Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to become Manchester United's first summer signing as the Red Devils look to kick-start a new era under Jose Mourinho, who is set to be announced as Louis van Gaal's successor at Old Trafford. The Dutchman confirmed his exit after guiding them to the FA Cup success and he will be replaced by the ex-Chelsea boss.
According to the Mirror, the Swedish international has already agreed a one-year deal with United, with an option to further extend it by a year. His contract at PSG will run down in June and has already expressed his desire to leave the French champions.
United confirmed Van Gaal has left the club on 23 May and also revealed his successor will be announced soon. This has helped Ibrahimovic to decide on joining United, which will give him a chance to reunite with the Portuguese tactician.
The 34-year-old played under Mourinho when both were at Inter Milan and both enjoyed success with the Serie A outfit. Mourinho was a key factor in Ibrahimovic's decision to make a switch to Old Trafford as the Red Devils are willing to meet his financial demands, which is £250,000-a-week ($362,238/week).
Ibrahimovic will lead Sweden in the Euro 2016, which will kick-start on 10 June. The former Barcelona, Juventus and Inter striker wants his future resolved before the start of the European championship.
United have identified that it is necessary for them to spend big for third consecutive year in a row, as they look to help Mourinho in turning them champions once again. The 20-time English champions are expected to complete their business early in the transfer window.
The Mirror also reports there are several key players linked with a move to United. The list includes the likes of Real Madrid's Colombian forward James Rodriguez, Everton defender John Stones, PSG's Marquinhos and Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.