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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be the hottest free agent during the summer transfer window after the free-scoring forward confirmed his intent to leave current employers Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires at the end of the season. There will be no shortage of suitors for the Swedish attacker with clubs from England, Spain and Italy interested in securing his services.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star has confirmed interest from Premier League clubs and having played in the La Liga and Serie A previously, he could be tempted to make a mark on the English top flight before he ends his career. According to the Mirror, Arsenal will battle it out with Chelsea and Manchester United for his signature, as the striker would prefer to move to a club in London. The 34-year-old forward, however has made it clear that he is yet to make a decision on his destination for next season.
"Yes, there is an interest [from the Premier League], I can confirm that. We have to see where it leads. When the moment comes, when all the cards are on the table, that's when I have to go through what I want, and then we'll see who wants it more," Ibrahimovic said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"It's like a marriage. Two parties have to want it, not one or the other. Each side needs to want it as much as the other."
The striker has also admitted that he will not remain with the Ligue 1 champions next season, but looked back fondly at the last four-years he spent at the Parc des Princes.
"I've had four fantastic years with them. The relationship I have with them is only positive. They have done everything they could for me and my family," the Sweden international added.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, refused to rule out a move for the striker in the summer, but confirmed that the club were not active in the transfer market at the moment, when asked about the speculation regarding a possible move for Ibrahimovic.
"At the moment no we are not on that case," Wenger was quoted as saying by The Mirror when asked about the possibility of signing Ibrahimovic. "Where we are at the moment is short term. We are not on Zlatan's case. At the moment my priority is not to go in the transfer market about possible signings. We are not at the moment thinking of signing anybody," he added.