Manchester United’s hitman seriously injured his knee last month while playing in the Europa League against Anderlecht.
And it is expected to see him out of action until the New Year.
As a result, his United career was put in serious jeopardy with no contract extension forthcoming, despite there being the option in his current deal for a further 12 months.
Should the 35-year-old move on from Old Trafford, clubs in the MLS appear ready to swoop, and that would fit his suspected return date for when their new season begins.
However, after United’s 2-0 Europa League final triumph against Ajax last night, Ibrahimovic hinted he may not be injured for so long.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated with the Europa League trophy after Manchester United's victory
In a few weeks I'll be back in the field
The Red Devils’ top scorer this term watched the clash in his homeland of Sweden while holding crutches.
But after the game, he told Sky Italia: "In a few weeks I'll be back in the field.
“Where? Let’s see.”
On watching the victory, Ibrahimovic added: ”When you win, you are always good, you don't feel even more pain.
"I regret not being able to play this game. It is normal, I wanted to be on the pitch but the situation is this.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrives for Europa League final Wed, May 24, 2017
Injured Manchester United ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic has arrived at the Friends Arena ahead of the Europa League final
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been snapped arriving ahead of the Europa League final
"I had a different role, I supported the team, but what matters is that we won. That's the most important thing because this is a collective trophy.
"You win and lose together. Now we raised another trophy, which is the third this year of the five available."
With Champions League football now secured, Jose Mourinho is likely to be able to attract his top targets to Old Trafford.
Striker Antoine Griezmann could now sign from Atletico Madrid, meaning Ibrahimovic may leave Manchester United.