Report: Manchester United to confirm Zlatan Ibrahimovic deal by the end of the week

General view as the teams come out before the game

The Sweden striker is closing in on finally moving to the Premier League.

Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Republic of Ireland's Glenn Whelan

Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford, according to BBC Sport, and could confirm the move by the end of the week.

The 34-year-old is set to agree a one-year deal with the Red Devils having left Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expired at the end of last season, BBC Sport reports.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring the second goal for PSG

And following Sweden's group-stage exit from the European Championships - during which, the forward announced his retirement from international football - it appears that the path is now clear for the move to be completed.

Should Ibra complete his switch to the Premier League, he will be the club's second signing since Jose Mourinho was appointed as Louis van Gaal's successor, following the arrival of defender Eric Bailly, who BBC Sport report has cost United £30m.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesEric Bailly was Manchester United's first signing of the summer

Though the maverick striker is now into the twilight of his career, he remains one of the most ruthless goalscorers in Europe. He scored a staggering 38 goals in just 31 Ligue 1 games last season to inspire PSG to the title, which incredibly was his 13th league crown in the last 15 seasons.

And with United currently enduring their joint-longest drought when it comes to seasons without the Premier League title, Mourinho will be hoping that he can replicate that form and take the club back towards the summit of the English game.

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