Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly set to fly to England to conclude his much-anticipated move to Manchester United. The record-breaking Swedish striker will become the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era at Old Trafford, with the 34-year-old star being reunited with his former Inter Milan boss.
Ibrahimovic is available on a free transfer and is expected to sign a one-year deal worth an eye-watering £300,000-a-week. He is currently preparing for Euro 2016, but will be allowed to leave the Swedish squad to conclude his move to United.
The deal may include a one-year option to extend, according to The Mirror, and would be considered a huge coup for United, especially as they cannot offer Ibrahimovic Champions League football next season.
The report comes shortly after Ibrahimovic admitted he was 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."
United are thought to be in the hunt for an experienced centre-forward because they only have Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to call upon at present.