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Zlatan: "I have had a lot of offers from English teams"

The PSG forward is out of contract at the Parc des Princes in the summer and has made no secret of his desire to try the Premier League.

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El futbolista sueco del PSG, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, durante un partido contra el Manchester City.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer and the big Swede has been customarily vocal in discussing his options should he decide to leave the Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

According to The Guardian, various clubs are interested in securing the services of the prolific striker, although many may be put off by the financial rewards the 34-year-old has been credited with expecting: Ibrahimovic, as a free agent, reportedly has his eye on a bumper 600,000 euro-per-week payday at his next port of call. “I have had a lot of offers from English teams,” Ibrahimovic said. “I have won a lot of trophies and I still want to win many more. And I want to do it somewhere where that will be possible.”

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal have been linked with the Sweden captain, while West Ham have also been credited with an ambitious play for Ibrahimovic’s services. The player said a month ago that he was primarily interested in a move to the Premier League. A move to United, though, may hinge on the future of under-fire Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal: Ibrahimovic reportedly said he would not work under a coach he described as a "pompous ass" in his autobiography.

The financial might of the Chinese Super League and Qatar is also expected to weigh into the reckoning, with La Gazzetta dello Sport claiming a huge off from a club in the emirate is already on the table.