Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola has made it clear that there is nothing agreed between his client and Manchester United and that he could move to another club either in England or abroad. The Sweden international striker is a free agent and is looking to land the best offer possible after leaving Paris Saint-Germain following a stellar campaign, which saw him finish as top scorer as they secured the Ligue 1 and French Cup double.
Jose Mourinho's appointment as the Red Devils boss made them the favourites to land the in-demand forward - who scored 50 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions while also providing 19 assists – as he and the Portuguese manager share a close relationship since their time together at Inter. According to the Guardian, the striker is demanding wages of at least €15m (£11.4m, $16.6m) a season from interested clubs, which will be around £230,000 a week.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan forward is currently with the Sweden team preparing for Euro 2016 while assessing his options ahead of a summer move. He had indicated during a recent press conference that he had come to a decision with regards to his future destination. Raiola, however, has contradicted his statement by saying that they are yet to decide as he has offers from clubs all across Europe and abroad reported to be from the the MLS and the Chinese Super League.
"Does it have to be United that Zlatan goes to? Will the whole of Sweden not sleep if it does not happen?" Raiola told Expressen, as quoted by Goal.com
"We have yet to decide, it'll be a surprise in the end. Everyone talks about United, which is why I don't talk to journalists a lot. There are clubs in England and Europe, some outside of Europe, but everyone thinks he must go to Manchester United. It's not true," he explained.
"We're not in a hurry. I only care about securing something of quality. We'll see what happens, we have a good time ahead of us now. The only thing I can guarantee is that he will not quit. But where he will play next season, I cannot say anything about."
"Zlatan Ibrahimovic is King and the club that buys him do not have to pay a transfer fee. This means that Ibrahimovic, who just finished a record season at PSG, can get an extra high salary. He is in a good bargaining position," the Sweden international's agent added.