Zlatan Ibrahimovic would prefer a move to a London club, says Olof Lundh
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 29/03/16 7:55am
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "pretty likely" to move to the Premier League this summer and would prefer to live in London, according to Swedish football journalist Olof Lundh.
The Sweden forward is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and has admitted that he has received interest from Premier League clubs.
The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, where he could potentially link up with former boss Jose Mourinho, but Lundh believes he would prefer a move to the capital.
When asked if Ibrahimovic moving to the Premier League was a possibility, Lundh told Sky Sports News HQ: "It is pretty likely. In the beginning he preferred to go to the US with Miami but since David Beckham has had some problems getting the stadium ready and it's not ready until 2018.
"I think he is looking to play in Europe at the top level and, of course, the Premier League is interesting for him. I think he would like to live in London. Whether that would be Chelsea, Arsenal or maybe even West Ham, we will see.
"I think when you talk to his colleagues in the national team in Sweden who play in the Premier League they all place him in Manchester United, of course with (Jose) Mourinho possibly coming in, but I'm not sure Zlatan Ibrahimovic would like to live in Manchester.
"It also depends on whether Manchester United reach the Champions League for the next season. I also think he made a statement yesterday to get it out on the market that he is free, he is willing and is looking to all the offers. So it will be a couple of interesting months now when he decides."
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Ibrahimovic has scored 35 goals in 40 games this season for PSG, including twice over two legs as the French side knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League to set up a quarter-final tie with Manchester City.
However, despite his good form in Ligue 1, Lundh says PSG are not looking to offer him a new contract.
"I think he was quite open that he is leaving PSG," Lundh said. "He said there are no discussions at all with the French club, I think it is possible that they are looking to bring in another star.
"He has pretty much won everything there is, except the Champions League where they are playing Manchester City, and I think he is looking for new adventures and the club is also looking for a new player. I think PSG is a closed chapter after this season."
Despite now being in his mid-30s, Ibrahimovic has stated in the past that he is "just warming up" and Lundh agrees that he would add a great deal of value to any club he joins.
"He can make an impact; the Premier League has changed with all these foreign players coming in," Lundh said. "If he gets the right coach that wants to play him he will definitely suit the Premier League, there is no doubt about it. He is such a good player that he will make an impact.
"He talked very much about playing poker going into this season with a contract that was expiring and he had really delivered and even though he turns 35 this coming fall, he still is a top player and I think he thrives on showing people he can still deliver."