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Man Utd to confirm on Friday Zlatan has been released

Man Utd to confirm on Friday Zlatan has been released

While a player can still re-sign for a club despite featuring on the list of those to leave the club at the expiration of their contract on 30 June, that is not set to be the case with former Ajax, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain hitman Ibrahimovic.

According to the Daily Telegraph, talks are already underway for United to sign the Spain worldwide as Ibrahimovic's departure should be all but confirmed tomorrow with his name to be left off a list of players retained by the club.

Manchester United are not likely to provide Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract expansion, according to Sky sources.

Ibrahimovic signed with United past year after four seasons with PSG.

Press Association Sport understands that those behind the scenes at Old Trafford have been impressed by Ibrahimovic's recovery, yet there remains understandable questions as to how he will be when returning to the first-team.

Paul Pogba at odds with Manchester United over Zlatan Ibrahimovic decision
Pogba and Ibrahimovic performed well together on the pitch

But the extension had not been triggered by the time the Swede suffered his season-ending knee ligament injury in April.

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.

Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals for United and became hugely popular among the supporters but, at 35, he is not expected to be kept on with manager Jose Mourinho looking at recruiting a new first-choice "number 9" - Daily Telegraph.

United are confident of completing a deal for Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, while the Spain striker's club team-mate Raphael Varane is among their defensive targets.

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