Man Utd in talks about Zlatan Ibrahimovic return, confirms Jose Mourinho
Last Updated: 11/08/17 3:45pm
Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks to bring striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club for the second half of the 2017/18 season.
Speaking ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham, Mourinho revealed the club are currently holding talks with the Swede about the possibility of him joining the squad for the second part of the season if he can prove his fitness.
The 35-year-old is a free agent following his release from Old Trafford at the end of last season and has been at United's Aon training complex this week as he battles back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April.
The United boss said: "He's injured, and needs time to recover.
"He's not ready to play tomorrow so it's not urgent, not desperate to have it done or not done.
"I just think he was very clear showing what he did last year was not enough for him.
"He thinks he can do more, he wants more at football's highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season."
Ibrahimovic was United's top scorer with 28 goals in 46 appearances last season, before suffering a serious knee injury against Anderlecht in April which ended his season early.
The striker's agent Mino Raiola told Sky in May there had been offers from "many leagues" for the former PSG and Barcelona striker and that he would "remain in Europe 100 per cent", adding he still had "one more year, maybe two" left in his career.