Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a revelation since moving to Manchester United last summer, scoring 26 times in all competitions.
The Swede has kept Jose Mourinho’s side afloat in their bid to make the top four, so it goes without saying the Portuguese will be desperate for the 35-year-old to stay for another season.
It seems the Red Devils will have a fight on their hands though, as the Express believe LA Galaxy will table a £15m-per-season deal to tempt the former PSG and AC Milan striker into moving to the MLS.
Here is the latest news and rumours emanating out of Old Trafford:
Jose Mourinho must convince Zlatan Ibrahimovic that Man United can win the title
Jose Mourinho will have to convince Zlatan Ibrahimovic that Manchester United can win the Premier League next season if he hopes to keep the Swedish striker at Old Trafford.
Sunday Mirror Sport understands that it will take a significant increase in Ibrahimovic’s current £300,000-a-week wages if United are to convince the 35-year-old to trigger the option of a one-year contract extension.
That would mean making him the highest earner in the club’s history.
But the biggest selling point United can offer is a promise that Mourinho will be given more hard cash to build a team capable of delivering the club’s first title since 2013.
Real Madrid give David De Gea a May deadline to decide over a return to Spain
The Manchester United keeper is a long-time target for Real and Jose Mourinho has a fight on his hands to keep him at Old Trafford.
According to sources in Spain, De Gea has met with agent Jorge Mendes who has outlined the situation to him.
Officials at the Bernabeu want an answer by the first week in May, otherwise they will turn their attention to Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.
Michael Carrick believes adapting to Man United’s traditions has changed Jose Mourinho
Michael Carrick reckons that Manchester United have changed Jose Mourinho.
There were some doubts in the corridors of power at Old Trafford whether the Portuguese would follow the United traditions laid down by Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson when the club was looking at candidates to succeed Louis van Gaal last year.
But while the Reds are still languishing in sixth place in the Premier League – despite a 17-game unbeaten run – Carrick insists that Mourinho is a different beast to the reputation he made as a staunch pragmatist at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Jesse Lingard set for talks over new Manchester United deal
United are keen to keep hold of the 24-year-old winger, but Lingard has yet to agree a new deal to stay at Old Trafford long-term.
Lingard is one of the lowest paid members of the current first team squad at United and is looking to considerably boost his current financial deal after recently changing agents.