Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to leave Manchester United

The 35-year-old has said he wants to stay despite having "lots of offers" from other clubs, but is not expected to be retained by United.

Veteran Swede Ibrahimovic was one of the stars of the 2016/17 season - his first in England after a decorated career on the continent - but is soon to be out of contract at Old Trafford.

Ibrahimovic scored at Wembley in both United's Community Shield and EFL Cup successes, as well as playing an important role in their triumphant Europa League campaign.

Ibrahimovic's current one-year deal is set to expire on June 30 and with no new agreement in place he is unlikely to be on United's list of retained players when it is published by the Premier League on Friday.

Manchester United have reportedly decided against offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract extension at the club.

Then there is the expense of retaining the highly-paid striker at a club that he will be unable to play for half the campaign.

A host of big name attacking players have been linked with United in recent months to help replace Ibrahimovic and fellow forward Wayne Rooney, who could also be on his way out this summer.

That has caused United to alter their summer transfer intentions and focus their search on a central striking option as opposed to a No10, which saw the club drop their interest in Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann last month.

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