As far as the rumours have gone, the latest suggestion was that he had been offered a contract by United and is considered to be one of the main names on Mourinho’s wishlist. However, there had been no reports to say an agreement was already in place which makes Sky Sports’ claims somewhat strange.
The Swedish international enjoyed a spectacular campaign under Laurent Blanc last season, scoring 50 goals in 51 games, and declined the opportunity to extend his four-year contract with the French champions meaning he’s a free agent this summer. With Man United clearly in the market for a new striker this summer after their worst ever Premier League goal total at the end of the season, Zlatan is the name on everybody’s list at the moment.
Given that we haven’t completed the deal for Mourinho yet, it would probably be wise to steer clear of the transfer market for the time being until Jose is over the line. That being said, it doesn’t mean conversations can’t be had but it would be more surprising if we had a deal in place for Zlatan already more than anything else.