Italian giants set to hijack United’s Zlatan move – report

Date published: Saturday 25th June 2016 11:56

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Roma offer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Roma offer

Serie A side Roma are believed to be attempting to hijack Manchester United’s move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Italian giants want the 34-year-old Ibrahimovic and have offered the former PSG star a two-year contract worth €7million per season.

Ibrahimovic, who has retired from international football, is a free agent after leaving the French capital club, but he is expected to announce where his future will lie after Sweden were knocked out of Euro 2016.

United have been long since linked with a move for the forward, while AC Milan were rumoured to have an interest, but now Sport Mediaset and Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli claim Roma have made their own proposal to the forward.

Ibrahimovic had reportedly found a house in Manchester to relocate to, according to reports earlier this month, while his agent Mino Raiola has denied that United have put a contract offer on the table for his client.

And Raiola this week hinted that a return to Italy, which had always been off limits, was still a possibility.

Could he go back to Italy? Hope is the last to die – we’ll see,” said Raiola.

Roma have just sold Miralem Pjanic to rivals Juventus and both coach Luciano Spalletti and chairman James Pallotta are keen on the Swedish striker.

Pallotta is believed to want the superstar to lift merchandising levels at the Rome club, while Spalletti wants goals to help out Edin Dzeko.

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