Reports: Bayern Munich 'in talks' to sign Manchester United biggest target Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Manchester United face stiff competition from Bayern Munich for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Bayern Munich have made a move to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to BILD. The German newspaper report that Carlo Ancelotti has held talks with the Swedish striker and is looking for a reunion at Bayern Munich.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a free agent this summer as his contract at Paris Saint-German expires at the end of this month. Despite being 34 years old, Zlatan is considered as one of the deadliest strikers in World Football right now and is being chased by a lot of clubs in Europe and China. It’s also being reported that a Chinese club has made a massive contract offer to the striker worth £53M for 2 seasons!
Manchester United are said to be leading the chase to sign the striker right now. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Zlatan and the striker has openly admitted his appreciation for the manager by saying “He would put his life on the line for Jose”. Apart from Manchester United, all top clubs in England, apart from Manchester City, are also interested in him. Pep Guardiola and Zlatan Ibrahimovic don’t get along well and thus The Citizens aren’t interested in making an offer for the striker they once chased extensively.
Bayern Munich are concerned that Robert Lewandowski might leave them to join Real Madrid this summer. The striker is said to be in talks wit the Spanish giants and Zidane is a big fan of the Poland international. The striker joined the Bundesliga champions in 2014 on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund and has managed to score 47 goals in 63 apps ever since.
Last year, Ibrahimovic admitted he would consider a move to Bayern Munich, should he leave Paris saint-German. “Sure, the Bundesliga would appeal to me. One day, it may happen. I still have a bit of time [in my career]. Clearly, if I go to Germany, then I’ll go to Bayern Munich. For me, they are one of the five best clubs in the world.” said the striker.
Carlo Ancelotti has said that Bayern Munich's transfer dealings for the are over after signing Renato Sanchez and Mats Hummels but if Lewandowski decides to leave, the German Champions might enter the transfer market again to sign a replacement and who better to look for than the free agent, Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is looking for a “new challenge” and the fact that he hasn’t played in the Bundesliga or the Premier League puts his situation in a jeopardy. The chance of working with 2 favourite managers is also on the cards for Zlatan and it would be interesting to see who he will opt to play for.