Thursday 8 December 2016

Real chance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic moving to England, says agent

Published 02/01/2016 | 12:08

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It's time for Manchester United fans' ears to prick up: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent says his man could move to England in the summer.

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Ibrahimovic has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent seasons and Louis van Gaal is desperate to boost his striking options at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Mino Raiola told Sky Sports News HQ that England will be an option in the summer when he is a free agent.

"I would like to see him in the Premier League. I think it's a game that is made for him with his strength. his ability, his technique, the stadiums with fantastic atmosphere and how football is lived," he said.

"It's difficult now because for the first time in his life he wants to be a free agent so that he can look around and have a feeling day by day what he wants to do.

"There are a lot of projects on our table but he has not decided yet. Can he go to England? In theory yes he can because he will be a free agent and for sure there are some clubs always interested in him. What we will do at the end, I really don't know."

When asked if any move could materialise in January, Raiola said: "No, he will definitely stay with Paris St Germain until the end of the season.

"He wants to be with them, they want to be with him. We have a very strong relationship with the club. He will not leave in January."

Meanwhile, United are going to try to sign Everton centre-back John Stones, according to a bloke in France.

But not just any bloke. Chief football editor of RMC Sport Mohamed Bouhafsi was on the money breaking the news of Anthony Martial’s transfer from Monaco and Angel Di Maria’s exit to PSG.

And now he has told the world that Van Gaal will attempt to coax the young Everton man away from Merseyside.

Chelsea have long-admired Stones, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign him last summer. Is a bidding war imminent?

Another player linked with a move to Old Trafford is FSV Mainz forward Yoshinori Muto, dubbed the "Japanese Messi".

Muto only joined the German side last summer from FC Tokyo but has earned rave reviews.

He has scored seven goals and provided two assists for Mainz so far this campaign.

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