Slaven Bilic responds when asked whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic could join West Ham this summer

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Slaven Bilic has played down talk of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining West Ham United.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Paris Saint-Germain  Zlatan Ibrahimovic is way out of the club's price range.

The Hammers move out of Upton Park and into the Olympic Stadium this summer, and they may well want a big-name signing to mark the move to their new home.

A recent report from the Daily Mail suggested that West Ham are looking to do just that, and had made an enquiry about signing Paris Saint-Germain superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede, 34, is out of contract with PSG this summer, and is bound to attract plenty of interest despite his advancing years, with Premier League teams no doubt considering a one-year deal for the incredible striker.

With a staggering 137 goals in 166 games for PSG, Ibrahimovic has been one of the deadliest strikers in the world, continuing to impress after smashing 232 goals in 497 games across spells with Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan.

Landing Ibrahimovic would be quite the coup for West Ham, and manager Slaven Bilic was asked about the possible move on Friday.

However, Bilic told the Daily Mail that he thinks Ibrahimovic is well out of West Ham's price range, and suggested that he is playing like a 21-year-old, rather than somebody at the age of 34.

"We are moving to a new stadium, we are doing well but Ibra is out of our league, unfortunately," said Bilic. "If he leaves Paris, I don’t know where he is going to go, but I can’t see him leaving for West Ham. He’s 34 only on paper. He’s still the leading scorer in France so he’s very consistent. I was at the game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and he was playing like he was 21," he added.

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