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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United BEFORE the end of the season?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have only just returned to action, but reports today suggest that he could be edging closer to an exit from Manchester United, before the end of the season.

He arrived in the summer of 2016, and instantly made his mark on English football, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last season. His campaign, and goalscoring exploits, were cut short in April when he suffered a serious knee injury, but the 36-year-old stunned doctors and club officials by being fit to return to action in mid November.

Since his return to action, the Swede has made seven appearances and scored one goal, but has been forced to play second fiddle to £75m man Romelu Lukaku.

Ibrahimovic has just six months remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and is not expected to extend his deal into a third season.

However to Duncan Castles, a journalist who seems to have close ties to Jose Mourinho, United could allow Zlatan to leave before the end of the season.

The striker has many admirers in both the USA and China, all who would be willing to splash the cash to secure his signature. With both the MLS and Chinese Super League both starting in March, clubs will be looking to secure the striker for the start of the season, and United could be willing to release him in order to make the move.

Before allowing the striker to leave, Manchester United would be keen on signing a replacement. While Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could both fill the role, United have also been linked with moves for the likes of Harry Kane and Andrea Belotti in recent months.

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