Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a January move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The veteran striker recently left LA Galaxy after two years in the MLS and is intent on continuing his career in Europe with reports claiming former side AC Milan are keen to bring him back to Serie A.
However, The Telegraph claims that new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is intent on a reunion with the 38-year-old and is ready to make a move for the free agent.
Mourinho worked with the forward at Inter Milan and Manchester United, helping him win trophies at both clubs.
Ibrahimovic is known to have a good relationship with Mourinho and a short term move to north London could be ideal for both parties as Spurs look to resurrect their season.
Manchester United have already ruled out a move, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previously playing down any prospect of an unlikely return for the striker: “If he was 28, not 38 next month it would be a big difference.
“So, who knows? He knows my number. He never rented my house but he was looking at it, and we can speak our native language. If he’s serious I’ll always speak to Zlatan.
“No, I don’t think that will happen. I think he’s had his time at the club and he’s had a fantastic career and I wouldn’t expect him to be serious either when he says that.”
Responding to the reports linking Ibrahimovic to Tottenham, United supporters took to social media and had a tongue-in-cheek message for their former manager.
Young, Matic and Jones await his call
— #GlazersOut #WoodwardOut (@KaranJatt) November 21, 2019
Haha, it's already begun. Mourinho loves "his" players. Move over Kane, here comes 40 year old Zlatan.
— Robert Brown (@Robert_Brown0) November 21, 2019
& Fellaini in February
— Steve Robinson (@SRobbo7) November 21, 2019
He can come get Bailly and Matic too! Lol
— BornARedDevil⚽ (@StevieRoonie) November 21, 2019
While they’re at it , they can place a call thru to Fellaini.
— #OleOut the clueless (@Gibson3G) November 21, 2019
Despite the links to Ibrahimovic, Mourinho insisted that he is happy with his current squad.
Speaking at his first press conference as Spurs boss, he said: “I don’t need players. I don’t need players. I am so happy with what I have.
“I just need time to understand them better and know everything about them because I always say you only know a player when you work with them.
“Of course how many times have I watched these guys, how many times have I played against them?
“I knew them well but never know them well enough until you work with them and my gift is this squad because the squad is very, very good.”
Source: Football London