Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reportedly complete his transfer to Manchester United by the end of the week. The 34-year-old Swede has long been linked with a money-spinning move to Old Trafford and the formalities of the deal ought to be concluded within the coming days.

Ibrahmimovic's transfer was put on hold until after Sweden's participation in Euro 2016 had come to an end. But after the Scandinavians were eliminated in the group stages in France, Ibrahimovic is now free to undergo a medical and tie up the other aspects of the deal.

The record-breaking striker's move to United has been eased by his decision to withdraw himself from contention for Sweden's squad for the Olympic Games, according to the BBC. Despite the speculation surrounding his future, Ibrahimovic has remain tight-lipped about reports linking him with United.

"For me, with Manchester [United], there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment," the reported United transfer target recently said, according to the Manchester Evening News. "What the future will be, you will know soon. But I enjoy football. Wherever I go I will be the same person and I will enjoy [myself]."

But Ibrahimovic – who left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season – could soon become the second signing under new United boss Jose Mourinho, following the capture of Eric Bailly from Villarreal. The Old Trafford club have also been strongly linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.