Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out a return to SwedenGetty Images

Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out the possibility of a return to his former club Malmo in Sweden. The 34-year-old striker is currently out of contract after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, but has rubbished reports he will join Malmo.

Ibrahimovic – who could be reunited with his former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford – has insisted he is too good to play league football in Sweden. He has, however, admitted he is relishing the speculation surrounding his future.

"I want you to still write a lot of stories, so I get excited when I see them, because I want to see who is making up the best story," the United target told a news conference, according to the BBC. "When I'm tired of it, I'll let you know where I will go."

Ibrahimovic, who is a self-confessed fan of Mourinho's managerial style, also revealed he is currently weighing up his international future. "It's not something I've thought about, it's not something I've spent energy on. I haven't discussed it with anyone," the United transfer target said.

"I'm here to play the Euros and prepare myself in the best way possible. It's not something I've thought about. I'm enjoying myself as long as I'm here. How long I'll be here I don't know."

United only have three senior centre-forwards in their squad at the moment, in Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. It is widely thought Mourinho will look to add at least one more forward to their ranks this summer, with Ibrahimovic rumoured to be among his targets.