"World-class" - Club official confirms interest in Man Utd hero

“World-class” – Club official confirms interest in Man Utd hero

LA Galaxy have played down talk they are about to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede has long been linked with a move to the MLS side, with a £6million-a-year deal reported to be on the table for the injured striker following his exit from Manchester United.

While admitting his side are on the lookout for a “world-class” signing head coach Curt Onalfo would not confirm whether Ibrahimovic was in their crosshairs.

LA Galaxy have played down talk they are about to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Swede has long been linked with a move to the MLS side, with a £6million-a-year deal reported to be on the table for the injured striker following his exit from Manchester United.

While admitting his side are on the lookout for a “world-class” signing head coach Curt Onalfo would not confirm whether Ibrahimovic was in their crosshairs.

Asked if they had room for a marquee player, he said: “Absolutely. We always have. The DNA of the Galaxy is to attract world-class players, so we’re always looking for one.”

Ibrahimovic is set to be out until the new year after sustaining serious knee ligament damage playing for United in April.

The 35-year-old has since left the club but is doing his rehabilitation under their watch, with his recovery so impressive that Jose Mourinho is said to have sanctioned the offer of a new contract.

Ibrahimovic, who turns 36 in October, was United’s top scorer last season with 28 goals. Romelu Lukaku has been brought in from Everton to help fill the void.