Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Ready to Seal Zlat's Return

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Ready to Seal Zlat's Return

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UNITED are homing in on the re-signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Reds boss Jose Mourinho has told executive vicechairman Ed Woodward that he wants the 35-year-old Swede back at Old Trafford.

It is understood United have stepped up their work on the deal but the timing of the completion is still uncertain.

The club and Ibrahimovic were set to activate his one-year option clause to stay at the end of his 12-month stint but the plans were wrecked when the forward tore his anterior cruciate knee ligament against Anderlecht last April in the Europa League quarter-final tie at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic vowed to return 'even stronger' after the injury and he's been posting encouraging videos of his comeback trail. United defender Eric Bailly has also hinted that Ibrahimovic is close to a return to the Reds. …

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