Man United are reportedly set to rival AC Milan for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s put pen to paper when the winter transfer window opens.
The Red Devils are expected to target a centre-forward in the new year after struggling for goals this campaign- albeit they put three past Brighton on Sunday in what boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described as their best play of the season.
Out-of-favour Juve striker Mario Mandzukic has been massively tipped as United’s most likely option.
But Man Utd have also been linked with a return for their former forward Ibrahimovic, who is a free agent after his time with MLS club LA Galaxy ended.
MLS commissioner Don Graber has declared Ibrahimovic is already on his move to another former club, AC Milan.
But Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb reports United are ready to battle Milan for the services of the 38-year-old Sweden.
Ibrahimovic left Man United for LA Galaxy in 2018 and has netted 29 goals in two seasons for the MLS side.
The veteran striker has been linked with a host of clubs as he aims to continue his playing career – and Graber has claimed AC Milan will be his next goal.
Graber told ESPN: “Zlatan is an interesting character. He keeps me very busy & you need this kind of players like what happened with Beckham a few years ago.
“He is 38 years old & has now been signed by Milan, one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Ibrahimovic looked to confirm his MLS career was over after LA Galaxy’s play-off defeat last month.
“What happens next year? I don’t know,” he said. “If I stay, it will be good for MLS because the whole world will watch it. If I don’t stay, nobody will remember what MLS is.”