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Ibrahimovic confirms Premier League interest


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that Premier League clubs are interested in signing him and he expects “big things” to happen in the summer.

The 34-year-old forward is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Speaking to reporters after a training session at the Friends Arena, where Sweden face the Czech Republic in a friendly on Tuesday, the 34-year-old was candid about his future.

“The league that is most talked-about is the Premier League, no doubt about it. That there is an interest? Yes, there is an interest,” he told reporters.

“I can confirm that. We’ll have to see where it leads. When the moment comes, when all the cards are on the table, that’s when I have to go through what I want, and then we’ll see who wants it more,” he added.

The Swede had been linked to a move to Major League Soccer earlier in the season but his scintillating form has opened up other possibilities, including the possibility of playing for Sweden at the Rio Olympics in August as an over-age player.

He has scored 35 goals in 40 games for PSG so far this season, and scored three of Sweden’s four goals in a 4-2 aggregate win over nordic neighbours Denmark that saw his side secure their spot at Euro 2016.

English clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea, have been linked with the Swede.

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