Manchester United, Chelsea on high alert as West Ham prepare outrageous bid for Zlatan
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan’s latest revelation about their strong interest on signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer will certainly stun Manchester United and Chelsea as both the Premier League giants are chasing after the Swedish star.
The highly-rated striker’s PSG contract expires at the end of this season and he is expected to leave the French capital this summer.
Ibrahimovic himself reignited the speculations when he claimed that he has received offers from Premier League with Chelsea Manchester United and Arsenal all linked with a move.
And Sullivan now insists West Ham will try everything possible for his signature with the PSG star leading a detailed striker shortlist.
“We have a list of about ten strikers all over Europe, and most of our money will go into signing a striker,” he told talkSPORT.
“That is the plan for next season. I’d love Ibrahimovic from PSG, but whether he’d come to us I don’t know.
“I know he’s 34 but he’s a fantastic player.”
Sullivan further said: “There are a number of top Premier League players we may be bidding for, top goalscorers, but I can’t name them. I can’t comment on players from other teams.
“The squad we have at West Ham now is the best we’ve had in six years, by a long, long way. We will be adding to that squad in the summer and hopefully we’ll be a bit better next year.”
Sullivan’s comment comes after Ibrahimovic admitted he was considering offers from England.
“Yes, there is interest from the Premier League, I can confirm that,” he said.
“The Premier League is the league in the world all people and fans speak about.
“A lot of things have to feel fine when I’m going to take a decision this summer.”
However on Friday, there were several reports claiming the 34-year-old Swedish striker is one of United’s priority targets as the Red Devils are ready to offer a two-year contract worth £24m.
The highly rated striker has long been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford particularly if Jose Mourinho is appointed as the next manager because the pair has always been very close.
Interestingly Ibrahimovic, who has kissed silverwares in four different European leagues, has never played in England, but has frequently hinted his next stop could be the Premier League.
The Swedish striker has netted 35 goals in 40 games for PSG so far this season, helping the French champions win the Ligue 1 title for the fourth successive year and cement their place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City.
West Ham could certainly give Ibrahimovic the prospect of Champions League football next term, with Slaven Bilic’s team at the moment fifth in the Premier League table, only a point adrift of the top four.
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