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Man Utd transfer news: Bale U-turn, Ibrahimovic contract talks, Lukaku concern

Manchester United former star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a surprise new project GETTYManchester United former star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a surprise new project
Montrelle Montesinos | 10 Agosto, 2017, 10:55

After Bale helped Madrid to beat United 2-1 in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup, Mourinho claimed it was "game over" for his hopes of signing the forward, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford amid talk of Monaco's Kylian Mbappe joining the European champions.

The reintroduction of Ibrahimovic to the United fold at that stage of the season could have a defining impact on their season.

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"We are speaking, exchanging ideas, and again it is in the hands of Mr [Ed] Woodward and Zlatan's agent, but it's important the final decision is with the player".

Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a successful career so far, having scored 402 goals in 678 appearances for seven different clubs. And let's face it, the mutual respect between club and player is there in abundance.

With attention focusing on the summer transfer window, David Amoyal predicts how likely it is that these rumoured moves actually happen. Normally the second season should be better than the first because you know the club, you know the players.

Here, we look at the likelihood of a return to United in the winter...

He's been active on social media, showing off the strength in his right knee with a short video of him working out on a leg extension machine, and most recently taking on a freestyler with some keepy-ups in a car park. I want to thank him, as well, for allowing me to wear that number'. Mourinho also commented on his contribution to what club has achieved last season.

According to the Guardian, Ibrahimovic has told United that he wants to return to Old Trafford and the striker's already in talks over a new deal.

And any re-signing would not be for nostalgic purposes. But October and November bring meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the space of three weeks, by which time United's Champions League campaign will be in full swing.