Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Red Devils Close in on Zlatan Deal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Red Devils Close in on Zlatan Deal

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MANCHESTER United appear on the verge of making two new signings as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan edge closer to moves to Old Trafford.

Despite the FA Cup winners not officially announcing either deal, new manager Jose Mourinho looks like landing two of his main targets after Ibrahimovic announced on Instagram that he is set to join United.

An agreement for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mkhitaryan is yet to be formally announced, but United's official online shop was carrying images of their new blue away kit - available to order with the Armenia international's name printed on the back.

The page was soon removed and an error messaged replaced it, although its initial presence would suggest the Red Devils have finally thrashed out a deal to sign the highly-rated 27-year-old.

Ibrahimovic, 34, is a free agent after leaving Paris St Germain at the end of last season and has also recently retired from international football with Sweden. …

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