Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola says a move to Manchester United will give his man the chance to exact revenge on Pep Guardiola.
The Sweden striker has done little to dispel the notion he could end up at Old Trafford after his participation at Euro 2016 comes to an end.
And the 34-year-old’s arrival would set up an intriguing contest across the Manchester divide, with Guardiola the new Manchester City boss.
Ibrahimovic famously fell out with him during their season together at Barcelona, with the outspoken forward going on to label his former coach a “coward” in an explosive autobiography.
And Raiola told Spanish newspaper Marca: “I think he wants revenge on Guardiola, although he does not live for it because you shouldn’t have two graves – one for him and one for the enemy.
“It seems destiny wants to see that meeting take place.
“One option is to go to the Premier League but for as long as Sweden continue in the Euros there will be no solution.
“You learn more from defeats than you do from victories and Zlatan learned a lot from what happened with Guardiola.
“As a person, I don’t like him either (Guardiola). Zlatan admits he is a great coach and I can think it, but I refuse to admit it.”
It’s understood United have offered the player a salary of £285,000-a-week to join them and boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to link up again with his former Inter Milan pupil.