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Zlatan close to Man Utd exit

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is close to leaving the club according to reports this morning.

The striker has had a difficult time in recent months, suffering a serious knee injury back in April that kept him out of action for a number of months.

He amazed doctors when he returned to action in November, weeks ahead of schedule, but suffered a recurrence in December, restricting him to just seven appearances this season. He is edging closer to a return to fitness once again,

It is not anticipated that he will be at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season, although earlier this month, we brought you the news that the retired Swedish international could leave the club before the end of the season, although that was dependent on Manchester United signing a replacement this month.

United pulled off the sensational signing of Alexis Sanchez last week, and although that he is expected to play on the wings or behind the striker, the Chilean demonstrated last season that he is more than capable of leading the line if necessary, which could ultimately see Ibrahimovic be allowed to leave

Now, according to ESPN, a deal to take the 36-year-old striker to LA Galaxy is closer than ever before.

The MLS season is due to start in March, with clubs aware that the Swede holds massive commercial value, and want to take him across the pond where he can finish his career.

The transfer window for MLS clubs opens next month and closes in March, meaning the striker has a few extra weeks beyond the Premier League’s Wednesday deadline.