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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United transfer on hold

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Manchester United move is a path full of detours and stopovers. Jose Mourinho and the Red Devils may still have to wait until after Rio Olympics for the forward.

If Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes it to Sweden’s Olympic team, he will miss Manchester United’s first two games of the season.

Zlatan has already made it to the 35-man squad. However, Sweden has yet to reveal the final 22-man line up for their Olympic squad.

Swedish head coach Hakan Ericson is keen to bring Zlatan to the Rio Olympics. However, he is still unsure whether Zlatan could make the cut.

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“It could be a new phase in his career, and Zlatan has said that he is willing to wait until after the Euros. I want to keep open the tiniest gap that might exist because it would be fantastic to bring Zlatan,” Ericson told Business Insider.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports reports that Zlatan’s agent Mino Raiola has already settled terms of Zlatan’s one year contract with Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

However, Zlatan has not taken his medical yet. This will happen after he completes his appearance for Sweden at Euro 2016.

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As Zlatan plays for Sweden at the Euro 2016 championships against Italy, his Man Utd future is still uncertain.

Jose Mourinho will have to wait for the Swedish Olympic Committee’s decision regarding Zlatan’s place at their national squad. Moreover, he will also hope that Zlatan ends his international games without an injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s next Euro 2016 appearance will be against Italy for the Group Stage match this Friday, June 17, 3:00PM CET.

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