Mourinho is expected to be announced as the new manager of Man United this week, replacing Louis van Gaal, who was relieved of his duties on Monday.
The Portuguese is expected to bring assistants Rui Faria and Silvino Louro with him to Old Trafford but it is not immediately clear if there is a role for Ryan Giggs.
Ibrahimovic, who is leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, enjoys a good relationship with Mourinho and he is said to be excited about the prospecting of reuniting with him at United. The pair won Serie A with Inter Milan in 2009.
As well as Ibrahimovic, Mourinho wants to sign a centre-back, at least one central midfielder, a right-sided forward and a striker. He is said to be keen on Southampton’s Sadio Mane and Everton’s John Stones.
Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Mario, PSG’s Marquinhos and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez have also been linked with moves to Old Trafford. Although the nature of van Gaal’s departure has left a sour taste in the mouth, it is good to see United planning for the future and it will be an interesting summer in terms of incomings and outgoings with Mourinho at the helm.