Respected Dutch daily De Teelgraaf says Ibrahimovic, who has left Paris Saint-Germain following the expiration of his contract, has turned down an annual salary of £39m on offer in China to move to Old Trafford.
The paper says plans are in place for Ibrahimovic, 34, to become an assistant manager at Old Trafford when he does decide to end his playing days.
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That will likely be under Jose Mourinho, who is poised to be named United’s new manager after the club sacked Louis van Gaal - although official confirmation is still awaited.
Ibrahimovic had the most prolific season of his career in 2015-16, scoring an incredible 38 goals in 31 Ligue 1 matches and 50 in all competitions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic soulève Hexagoal - 2016
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In March, the Sweden international revealed that he was interested in a move to England - a country that has not always appreciated his talents.
"Yes, there is interest from the Premier League, I can confirm that," he said. "The Premier League is the league in the world all people and fans speak about."
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