Manchester United are expecting to offload a number of players at the first opportunity.
Whether it’s in January or the summer, the likes of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Morgan Schneiderlin are all set to quit Old Trafford sooner rather than later.
However, one player that Jose Mourinho is desperate to hold onto is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Swede’s contract runs out at the end of the season, but Mourinho had been hoping he’d extend for another year.
According to the Sun, LA Galaxy want to tempt him to the MLS, but the question is whether the striker himself is keen to move.
The maverick forward has scored 14 goals in all competitions, which isn’t a bad return on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Yet, he’s reportedly concerned by United’s inability to challenge for the title this season, as they’re already 13 points behind Chelsea going into the Christmas fixtures.
The great paradox in all this is that he wants to win the league with United so that he can prove himself in yet another top European league, as he’s won Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, and the Eredivisie in the past.
If United don’t look like serious contenders for next season’s trophy, however, he may give up on Europe altogether and head across the Atlantic, where he’ll struggle to prove anything at all even if he’s a success.