Manchester United not expected to offer Ibrahimovic a new contract


Zlatan Ibrahimovic will leave Manchester United as the club excluded from the club's list of retained players published by the Premier League.

The 35-year-old joined United on a year-long contract from Paris St Germain before the 2016-17 campaign and was vital to their League Cup and Europa League triumphs. He would have triggered a one-year extension to his £19 million annual wages if he had played 31 Premier League games, but only reached 27 before the injury.

Manchester City have already confirmed the release of goalkeeper Willy Caballero, winger Jesus Navas and full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna. As important as he was to Man Utd, he is now undergoing rehab for a serious knee injury and is not expected back until well into next season.

But United have offered him a chance to continue his rehabilitation with them and the report says they could offer him a new contract if Mourinho is impressed by what he sees.

However, the bookies still give him odds of 6/5 to stay at Manchester United. Raiola told British radio broadcaster TalkSPORT. It's likely that he will be tempted by big money offers from both China and the USA, but the striker proved last season that he is more than capable of still leading the line at one of Europe's top clubs.

AROUNA KONE:The Ivorian striker made a marginal impact during his time at Everton, scoring 10 times in 62 appearances, including a hat-trick against Sunderland in 2015.

Relegated Sunderland let the most players go, with the likes of John O'Shea, Victor Anichebe and Steven Pienaar all on their way.