Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney should join him at Paris Saint-Germain if he has aspirations of being part of the 'best project in football'.

Speculation over the future of the England international has intensified since he was named on the substitutes bench for the crucial Champions League second-leg tie against Real Madrid.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney has been urged to join PSG by star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. [Reuters]

Despite Sir Alex Ferguson making it clear that Rooney is part of his plans for the future, there have still been suggestions that a number of clubs will look to lure the striker away from Old Trafford in the summer.

PSG would certainly have the financial clout to make a substantial offer and Ibrahimovic has now urged Rooney to join him, and former England colleague David Beckham at the Parc des Prices.

"If he wants to be part of the best project in football then there is only one club to sign for," said the Swedish striker, as quoted in The Sun. "Only he knows the decision he is going to make in the summer but the project we are trying to build here is clear.

"We are not content with being the dominant force in France, we want to be the top club in Europe as well. I can understand why the owners are interested in Rooney - he is in the top 10 of strikers in Europe."

The big-spending French club are the favourites to win the Ligue 1 title, having moved seven points clear of Marseille, and are still in with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League after drawing 2-2 with Barcelona in Paris.

One of the main concerns for any club attempting to sign Rooney would be the player's wages, which are believed to stand at around £200,000-a-week.

However, PSG have shown their willingness to pay whatever it takes, with the likes of Lucas Moura, Ibramhiovic and Thiago Silva all offered huge salaries when joining the club.

Backed by Qatari investors, PSG are determined to become a force in Europe and in the last two transfer windows spent a staggering £129million in order to compete for major trophies.