Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to reject the offer of LA Galaxy to remain at Old Trafford, according to reports.
The Swede, who is knee injured, would not be able to offer much to the Red Devils team in the first half of the season so Jose Mourinho opted to make a replacement in Romelu Lukaku.
Zlatan was reported to be on his way to China or more likely the MLS where he would see off the rest of his football career. The Los Angeles based football sides wanted him, with reports claiming the former PSG player could have received £6 million annually in wages.
The 35-year old free agent could accept an offer from United on a short term basis. Despite the interests in him outside Europe, the player opted to stick with the continent. MLS football sides would have loved to have the highly decorated footballer join them this year or early next year but that seems unlikely now.
Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola revealed that the player would make known his next move soon, but that it would likely be an European side.
The Los Angeles FC franchise, which would be featuring in the 2018 MLS season, wanted Zlatan to be one of the star signings, even before naming their intended manager. The club also targets Mexico international Javier Hernandez who would be free from 2018.
LA Galaxy boss Curt Onalfo refused to comment on the Ibrahimovic deal when asked recently. He only said that it was the DNA of the club to attract world class players so they were always searching for one. The player is still undergoing rehab at the club. He is expected to sign a deal that would see him feature when he fully recovers, providing depth in the later stage of the season.